SUMMARY This case deals with an application for leave to appeal a sentence handed down by the Welkom Regional Magistrates Court. The facts of the case are as follows:   Facts On or about 25 January 2015, the Appellant (Mr. Mlenga) and his two co-accused were relaxing outside their rented premises in Welkom. They were
SUMMARY A 44-year old woman lived in a shack together with young children aged 5 and 10. On the evening of 4 June 2006, the Appellant forcibly gained entry to the premises and raped the Complainant for almost the whole evening and left the next morning. Throughout the rape, the Appellant was armed with a
SUMMARY The Appellant was charged and sentenced to undergo 36 months imprisonment for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm for hitting the Complainant in the eye causing him to lose his eye. The Magistrate granted the appellant leave to appeal his conviction and sentence, however, the appellant was refused bail pending the appeal.