Karyn Maughan

Karyn Maughan

Legal journalist. Writes for Tiso Blackstar. Newzroom Afrika contributor. Optimist. IG: karynannemaughan

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We are now up to 13 missing babies guys. The family of triplets - reportedly born to the mother of the unverified decuplets three years ago - have hired a private investigator to find them:

"Our courts aren't courts of public opinion or political persuasion…,Legal certainty requires that the judiciary applies legal principles in all cases regardless of the parties” @mabasa_bulelwa  on ConCourt’s delay in ruling on Jacob Zuma contempt case

Living in South Africa means that every day feels like a 419 scam.

Not sure it’s fair or right to dismiss the #Tembisa10  story as a “scam”. It seems very likely like there are mental health issues at play here. Just sad that someone who appears to need help got notoriety instead.

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CASAC on R800mil Zondo Inquiry’s expected application for another extension: "The commission must finish its hearings of evidence as soon as possible and start to finalise the long-awaited report. The commission cannot be allowed to continue indefinitely”

Zondo: “I will not end the work of the commission in a irresponsible fashion”.

The madness of lockdown level 5 - when a man involved in a dispute with Metro police ended up being shot by an ex-cop, while unarmed and standing behind his locked burglar gate. His shooter has now been convicted of his murder, which was committed with a metro cop’s shot gun:

If “you can’t make this s*** up” was a country. #SouthAfrica 

And who is Norma in this soapie? 😂


Do you shutdown South Africa, knowing it could destroy an economy already on the edge of collapse? Or do you risk collapsing the health system, and causing thousands of deaths, by not doing enough to stop the spread of #Covid19 ? There are no easy answers.

BREAKING: Gauteng Liquor Forum - representing 20000 tavern and Shebeen owners - have threatened to go to the Constitutional Court over government’s total ban on alcohol sales. They have told President Ramaphosa that he has until Tuesday to relax the ban, or face court action:

Ladies, when you’re afraid of being assaulted, violated or murdered in your home, tell 10111 that someone has “illegal” alcohol in the house. The police will be there in no time.

A Johannesburg mother convicted of calling a black woman a “k-word bitch” after she bumped into her and her t3-year-old daughter at a shop in Kempton Park has been sentenced to 6 months in jail Marie Basson, 41, also told Nomsa Masuku she had a “fat ass” and should go to the gym

BREAKING: Pretoria High Court has ruled that Hawks application for arrest of #NormaGigaba  and decision to effect her arrest was unlawful. Hawks ordered to return all the info they downloaded from her devices. Hawks ordered to pay her costs

EXCLUSIVE: Watch how #Sandile ’Mantsoe casually disposes of his girlfriend #KaraboMokoena ’s body using a rubbish bin. Then cleans up with rubber gloves. This is chilling.

Andrew Mlangeni spent 26 years in jail, only saw his children when they were adults, missed their weddings and the funeral of his beloved twin sister “I never wished to be in prison even for one day, but I did it for freedom” An exceptional man. An exceptional life Rest in Power

@MalusiFebruary  My mom had me, my brother and sister between the age of 35 and 40. We grew up CERTAIN that our parents really wanted us, and that we were deeply loved. We ALL pursued our dreams: me in journalism, my sister as a doctor and my brother as a CA/pastor. I celebrate my older parents