Woman badly beaten for stealing underwear

Shop employees assault a 49-year-old woman accused of stealing underwear. (Photo: Daily Sun)

Shop employees assault a 49-year-old woman accused of stealing underwear. (Photo: Daily Sun)

Granny savagely assaulted for stealing underwear

Video footage of the brutal beating of a woman by employees at a shop in Limpopo has appeared on the internet. The 49-year-old woman was assaulted after allegedly stealing a packet of underwear, according to IOL. Read more and watch the video.

 E Cape mother gets R1.2m in lawsuit against police

A Uitenhage supermarket worker has been awarded R1.2 million in damages for the emotional shock, trauma and future loss of income she suffered following the 2010 shooting of her teenage son by the police. The New Age reports that the boy, Angelo Marconi, was shot in the head by an officer while resisting arrest. The police had been called by Marconi’s mother after he threatened her. Marconi, who had two knives, also threatened the police. Following the incident, his 38-year-old mother eventually lost her job and medical experts said she would not be employable for the rest of her life. Read more.

 CSPRI decries inadequate govt funding for Legal Aid

The Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative has asked Parliament’s justice committee to consider the fairness of resource allocation for the National Prosecuting Authority and Legal Aid. In a submission to the committee yesterday, the CSPRI said the NPA receives more than 12 times what is allocated to Legal Aid. According to Business Day, the CSPRI says this disadvantages poor South Africans who cannot afford to pay a private lawyer. Read more.

 Correctional Services urged to hire 23 000 to improve effectiveness

A civil servants’ trade union has called on the Department of Correctional Services to hire tens of thousands of additional staff in order to improve security and improve rehabilitation programmes, according to The New Age. The Public Service Association said prison overcrowding and understaffing exposed warders to gang violence. Read more.

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