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Friday, October 19, 2012

Polokwane courthouse destroyed by fire – (South Africa)


Fire at Polokwane court
Picture source: news24

Of all the courthouses in the country Murphy’s Law (pardon the pun) decided that the one in Polokwane had to burn down.  According to Beeld all dockets, charge sheets, computers and files in the Polokwane Magistrates court have been destroyed by the fire.

'Chaos' during fire at Polokwane court – (News24)

Two high profile cases were due to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court today.  The one case involved an ANC politician who was charged with the rape of a 19-year old woman. He was expected to plead and apply for bail today (details here). The other case involved a large number of suspects, who were accused of being involved in a rather complicated rhino poaching syndicate (some details here).

The Polokwane Magistrate’s Court was also dealing with the high profile case of the expelled ANCYL President Julius Malema, who together with his co-accused face numerous counts of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

During October 2010 a massive blaze at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court (a national heritage site) also brought the wheels of justice to a halt, causing damage estimated at R30-million. 1000’s of police dockets and court files were destroyed. It was the third inferno at the same court building in a matter of weeks. The cause of the last devastating fire was blamed on an electrical fault in one of the ceilings of the old building. Read: Pretoria court building to be restored to former glory.

At this point in time it’s anyone’s guess what caused the fire at the Polokwane courthouse. Early speculation is that an officer left a burning cigarette in an office, but there are also reports of people inside the court stating that they heard two explosions. A journalist, Maretha Swanepoel, who was covering court cases inside the building, also speaks of a type of explosion – “more of a loud popping sound, really,” she said. Read her firsthand account here.

Related Post: Has South Africa gone to hell?

5 comments :

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Malema case not affected by court fire (News24)

gatkakzanzi said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I bet lib whores will think its all purely coincidental.

What our country has become in 20yrs, a european ethics based country with pockets of 1st world among the stone age enclaves of the black masses. To a full, barely scraping to survive 3rd world shithole of a black governed tribe.

Not that its a surprise, I knew this would happen, just disapointed that my predictions were right, and what I see in the future isn't good

Disgusting living a an overun black savage ghetto that was called south africa they should change south africa to gatkakzanzi

Disgusting filthy shithole, I pray for the day I can leave this black shithole behind

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Off topic but does anyone have news about Mike Smith?

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I also miss Mike Smith, I wonder if he ever will reopen his web site. Maybe he is taking a very long rest and break. Hope he will be back soon.

Jonasm Osia said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

So intersting but not gud enough until it is also mentioned that Whites Europians are not Afikanners, if this is the way , then there is no way to sepaparate Africans from Azania, Believing Azania as dead is the same as steal milk out of the hot coffy cup

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