CONCOURT UPHOLDS RULING THAT PRIVATE USE OF DAGGA IS LEGAL
JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is legal to cultivate and consume dagga for personal use.
In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has decriminalised the private use of dagga.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has upheld the Western Cape High Court's ruling that marijuana can be used at home and ruled that Parliament must change its Drug Trafficking and Medicines Control Acts.
Zondo says that the judgment doesn’t specify the amount that can be used by an adult in private use. This must be determined by Parliament. It must be for the personal use of the person.
"It should not have confined this to a home or private dwelling, because the right to privacy extends beyond the boundaries of a home.”
Those who have been using cannabis for medical or religious reasons were overwhelmed by the judgment.
While announcing that Dan Plato will replace Patricia De Lille as Cape Town mayor, the party mentioned that attempts to get Maimane to run as premier were unsuccessful.
The DA has announced that Dan Plato will replace Patricia De Lille as Cape Town mayor.
Plato has been mayor before, following Helen Zille’s exit in 2009 to become Western Cape premier.
The DA also mentioned that its leader, Mmusi Maimane, has turned down requests for him to stand as the DA’s candidate for Western Cape premiership.
This may come as a surprise to some, with ANA reporting earlier on Tuesday that Maimane’s accepting the request for him to run was likely.’
The committee was set on Tuesday morning to rule on the successor after a surprising last-minute move by the DA when they added Maimane’s name to the candidate list.
This was followed by the DA postponing the announcement of its Western Cape premier candidate for the 2019 elections.
Experts have described the move of deploying Maimane as premier as indicative of the party’s fear of losing the Western Cape. The Citizen reported earlier that the DA wants to use Maimane’s leadership clout to stop a possible takeover of the Western Cape by the ANC in 2019.
Maimane’s spokesperson Portia Adams said this was “not a done deal”, but Maimane was being proposed as one of the options under discussion.
“Yes, the leader is discussing this matter. He is having extensive discussions with various structures, including the selection panel and the federal executive. Nothing is confirmed yet,” Adams said.
She said the name of the Western Cape premiership candidate would be announced on Tuesday where a number of Western Cape-based candidates will be considered.
“There is no premier candidate as yet. There is a rigorous process to select that candidate,” Adams said.
In life there are occasions and opportunities where a person has a chance to increase in profits and rewards significantly. One such opportunity is the Blessed Month of Ramadaan, wherein rewards are multiplied enormously. This is a time where we can exert ourselves in prayers to gain nearness to Allah Ta’ala.
An exceptional prayer that can be performed in Ramadaan as well as throughout the year is Salaatut Tasbeeh, a special prayer taught to the Muslim Ummah by The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him).
Salatut Tasbeeh is a special Salaah that carries great rewards and blessings. Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (R.A) reports that Nabi (S.A.W) said to him: “O Abbas! O my uncle! Should I present to you a gift? Should I bestow something to you? Should I inform you of something greatly beneficial? Should I show you such an act which, if you render it, Allah will forgive all your sins – old and new, those committed in error and those committed deliberately, sins committed publicly or privately? The act is to perform four Rakaats (Salatut Tasbeeh) … (after the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) taught him the way of performing this Salaah, he said): If possible, perform this Salaah daily; if you are unable, then perform it once a week. If you are unable, then perform it once a month; if you are unable, then perform it once a year and if you are unable to do even this, then perform it at least once in a lifetime.” (Hadith-Abu Dawood)
WHEN TO PRAY:
This Salaah (namaz) is offered in four rakat at any convenient time and can be read in any part of the day and night keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salaah (i.e. Zawal , Sunrise and Sunset times). It is an excellent practice during the Mubarak(blessed) nights of Ramadhaan or on any other auspicious night.
The Tasbeeh(words of praise) to be recited in Salatut Tasbeeh:
“Subhan allahi wal hamdulillahi wa la ilaha illal laahu wallahu akbar” The words “La Hawla wala Quwwata illa billahil Aliyyil Azeem” may also be added at the end of the above Tasbeeh.
FIRST RAKA’AH • After Thana – 15 Times • After the Surah and before Ruku – 10 Times • In Ruku after the Tasbeeh – 10 Times • In Qaumah (standing position after Ruku) – 10 Times • In (first) Sajda after the Tasbeeh – 10 Times • In Jalsa (sitting position between the two Sajdas) – 10 Times • In (second) Sajda after the Tasbeeh – 10 Times • The second, third and fourth Rakaats will be read in the same manner.
Note: 1. In every Rakat, the Tasbeeh will be recited 75 times totalling 300 times in the entire Salah. 2. There are also other methods of praying Salatut Tasbeeh which is correct and acceptable.
POINTS TO REMEMBER:
1) Do not count loudly. 2) Do not count by holding a Bead Tasbeeh(prayer beads) or a counter in your hand. 3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You may press small finger of your right hand first for the first count, then the finger next to it for second count, then the middle finger for third count, following this method until you reach the small finger of left hand will give you an exact count of ten. Use the same method in Qiyaam, Sajdah and Jalsa.
May Allah Ta’ala accept our ibadah(worship) and grant us an elevated position in Jannah(paradise).
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The boy who allegedly stabbed his teacher to death was unhappy because the man had refused him a second plate of food a few days before.
The 17-year-old went into a classroom and allegedly killed his teacher who was monitoring a class writing exams on Thursday. Gadimang Mokolobate, 24, was stabbed with a butcher knife at Ramotshere Secondary School in Zeerust, North West.
The pupil appeared briefly in the Lehurutshe Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
After his appearance, his grandmother spoke to Sowetan from her house in Dinokana. She said the boy normally went to school hungry as they often ran out of food.
She said the boy’s mother was unemployed and the family survived on social grants for the boy, his younger sibling and herself.
“We are really struggling and some days, he would go to school on an empty stomach.”
The 78-year-old woman said the boy had told them just before police took him away on Thursday that he had allegedly killed his teacher for denying him food.
She said her other grandchild was stabbed to death at school eight years ago.
The woman said her grandson’s behaviour had changed but she never anticipated that he would kill a human being.
“That is not how I raised him. He was very talkative but recently he was very quiet. He would just answer you and go to his bedroom and lock himself up in there,” she said.
She said ahead of the stabbing incident, the boy’s mother had asked him to go to church with her as she wanted the pastors to pray for him.
“He refused to go; we were all worried about him because we could see that he was not his normal self.”
The 17-year-old’s uncle said they would like to apologise to Mokolobate’s family, saying they understood their pain as the boy’s cousin was killed by another pupil at school.
“We know how the family of the teacher feels like; we felt the same way eight years ago. It is not a nice feeling and it’s frustrating, we are really sorry.”
The court postponed the case to tomorrow to allow social workers to start a full preliminary inquiry.
Meanwhile, basic education minister Angie Motshekga said solutions to violence at schools were bigger than security and fences.
“This problem highlights that the question of school safety is… much deeper than that.”
Police seek parents of week-old baby abandoned near KZN highway
Detectives from the KwaDukuza family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit on Tuesday urged the public to help them find the next of kin of a one-week-old baby boy who was abandoned near the R74 highway.
Police spokesperson lieutenant colonel Thulani Zwane said the abandoned baby was found by a passerby on Sunday September 16 near an unoccupied house on the R74 highway in Maphumulo.
“The baby was well-clothed and wrapped with a blanket. He was taken to hospital for medical attention,” said Zwane.
“A case of child abandonment was opened in the Maphumulo police station. Anyone with information that can assist in the investigation or the next of kin can contact Sergeant Duma on 079 484 5748 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”