Most Recent Judgments

Summary: Murder - Sentence - The Accused was convicted of murder with extenuating circumstances, the effect of which is among others that he may not be sentence to the ultimate capital punishment.

Civil law and Practice -Lease agreement on immovable property- Variation of the lease prohibited- Validity of alleged oral agreement varying the lease - Validity of rights and liabilities of parties following the expiry of the lease - Costs at punitive scale in court a quo - Appeal dismissed with costs.

Civil Appeal - Senate Elections Compliance with section 96 (c) the Constitution - Tax Compliance Certificate issued by Commissioner of Taxes sufficient

Criminal appeal - Bail pending hearing of criminal appeal - appellant convicted of Culpable Homicide and sentenced to seven years imprisonment two years suspended for three years - appellant filed Notice of Appeal against sente

Criminal law - a belief in witchcraft - whether it should not be a complete defence to criminal liability in appropriate cases - this was a question of law referred to the Supreme Court by the court a

Constitutional law - Appeal against decision of a Full Bench of the High Court - High Cou

Partnership- Universal partnerships-Applicant married to deceased in terms of siSwati customary law - Deceased already married to Respondent by civil rites under the Marriage Act 1964 - Whether such marriage in community of property

Criminal law - murder Three Accused set out to attack the deceased at his ho

the applicant claiming to be acting in term of section 148 (1) of the constitution instituted proceedings under a certificate of urgency seeking the following reliefs:

1. Dispensing with the rules relating to urgency and hearing this matter on an urgent basis.

Law of delict –actio legis acquiliae - Defendant denies liability – Plaintiff’s case hinges on an alleged apology made by the Defendant to the Plaintiff, followed by the latter purchasing some parts of the  damaged motor vehicle- Defendant explained the gesture as an act of altruism -  legal principles applicable in an application from the instance visited

The accused absconded trial set for 21 and 23 February 2022 – This was despite having been personally warned by the court for trial on these dates – A warrant for his arrest was issued and the accused was eventually re-arrested about five months later – He was called upon to show cause why his bail should not be revoked for breach of the bail conditions that manifested in failure to appear in court when directed to do so, and failure t