The Cape High Court acquitted today David Lando Paulo on all charges.

As he is recommended for early parole he will roam the streets of Cape Town soon. The court ruling was consistent, as the court did find space for reasonable doubt.

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Previousely the Wynberg Regional Court found:

I do not have lengthy imprisonment in mind and I think that direct imprisonment would benefit you in another way as well. Being that you will hopefully have easier access to HIV medication if you are sentenced and not only awaiting trial. For these reasons the court has decided to impose imprisonment in terms of section 276(1) (i) of the Criminal Procedure Act. Usually people sentenced under this section are released after serving only a very short portion of the imprisonment imposed.

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    For conveniance, here are some excerpts from the lengthy transcripts.

  • Testimony of Felix Furtak
  • Testimony of Loulie Molly Allison
  • Testimony of Michelle Lindiwe Mkona
  • Testimony of David Lando Paulo
  • The Verdict
  • The Judgement, table of contents as Word document as html
  • Full Transcript of the hearing as Word document As html
  • The Mkona Family tells SAPS to shut is the original letter
  • The history of the legal proceedings...
  • Investigation Diary
  • Leserbriefe an den Spiegel / Readers write to the Spiegel
  • Get the full story from the The Voice and other Cape town papers ....
  • Radio / TV ETV evening news and Cape Talk
  • Transcript CAS 494-5-2003 Guguletu
  • Profile from the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Profile from Gugulethu CID
  • The State of the South African Justice System
  • The Background Story

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    An ordinary murder ( Ein ganz normaler Mord ) von Ullrich Fichtner DER SPIEGEL 11.12.2006

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