Magistrate’s xenophobia mars sentencing


A magistrate made xenophobic comments while sentencing a foreign minor in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court today. “You people are abusing the hospitality of this country and that’s why you come here to steal. I can assure you, you wouldn’t have done the same if you were in Mozambique,” said Magistrate Jabulani Skhosana. Skhosana made this…

Monster mother meddles


A meddling mother was the trigger that led to an assault between her daughter and her ex-lover the Johannesburg Magistrates Court heard today. Sophie Kid, a 33 year old woman from Brixton, was assaulted by Thabo Simelane, the father of her child, at the Bree taxi rank on January 21, 2013. Kid said she arrived…