Top court stops Jo'burg evictions

Staff Reporter

The City of Johannesburg cannot evict inner-city tenants living in central Johannesburg unless adequate alternative accommodation is provided, the Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday. "Potential homelessness must be considered by a city when it decides whether to evict people from buildings," said the court.

Zuma case: Lawyers scrap over warrants

Jenni O'Grady, Giordano Stolley

African National Congress president Jacob Zuma sat quietly in the front row of the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, listening to his legal team challenge the validity of the warrants used to seize documents that could be used against him in his forthcoming corruption trial.

Delays in judgement payments slammed

Staff Reporter

After meting out a severe tongue-lashing over the behaviour of the state attorney and director general of justice's offices on Thursday, the Constitutional Court said it wanted to issue an order making them accountable for their work. "I have a deep intolerance for state officials who are paid to do their work and don't do it," said Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

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