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12 March 2009

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Zimbabwe's white farmers plan to seize government property - 7 March
Lawyers for dispossessed farmers believe that on Monday they will be able to start using the law to seize houses in Cape Town which are owned by the Zimbabwean government. Their action, which follows a landmark legal ruling, promises to humiliate Mr Mugabe and embarrass South Africa's president Jacob Zuma, who was on a state visit to Britain last week. - Telegraph website

Gunning for Zimbabwe's Cape assets - 7 March
Four Cape Town properties belonging to the Zimbabwean government could be sold off to compensate a group of dispossessed farmers. Following a landmark ruling in the High Court in Pretoria, South African civil rights group Afri Forum is scheduled to announce details this week of civil proceedings to attach the government-owned properties. - Times Live website

NPA goes after family with R35m 'tax refund' - 8 March
Police are searching for an Erasmia family, who they believe may have skipped the country after allegedly defrauding the state of about R35 million. Shahida Tayob, her husband Abdool Tayob and son Ahmed Tayob are wanted in connection with false VAT claims from the South African Revenue Service (Sars). A property believed to be worth more than R15m has been seized. The Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained a restraint order against the three in terms of the
Prevention of Organised Crime Act in the Pretoria High Court on March 1. - IOL website

NPA closing in on runaway defrauding family - 7 March
The National Prosecuting Authority said on Saturday its in hot pursuit of a Pretoria family believed to have fled the country - after allegedly defrauding the South African Revenue Service of over R33 million. Shahida Tayob is accused of filing false value added tax refund claims in 2006 and 2007. - Eye Witness News website

Tourist wants R12m after slipping on tiles - 10 March
An American citizen is claiming more than R12,6 million from a safari lodge outside Pretoria after he slipped on wet patio tiles while visiting South Africa two years ago. Michael Klesh claimed in the Pretoria High Court that the injuries he suffered from the fall were the result of negligence on the part of staff or the management at the Monateng Safari Lodge. Klesh said the management was negligent as it allowed rainwater to gather on the patio, making the tiles slippery and unsafe to walk on. He said he was in shock for four months after the accident and suffered severe pain. Judgment was reserved.  - IOL website

'Advocate Barbie' Case

Advocate Barbie victim hangs herself : report - 8 March
A victim of convicted child molester Cezanne Visser hanged herself from a tree in Botswana at the weekend, Beeld newspaper reports. The body of Jeannine du Plessis, 21, was found in an open field on Sunday morning. Her father, Pieter du Plessis, told the Afrikaans daily : "This is all Cezanne and Dirk's fault". Du Plessis was one of the girls from a children's home who Visser lured to Prinsloo's house. - Times Live website

Advocate Barbie's family shocked by victim's suicide - 9 March
Cezanne Visser's relatives on Monday said they were shocked and saddened by the suicide of one of the former advocate's victims. - Eye Witness News website

Calls for court to hear of Visser's victim's suicide - 9 March
The Child Abuse Action Group said on Monday the Supreme Court of Appeal should be made aware of the fact that one of Cezanne Visser's victims committed suicide. - Eye Witness News website

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