Court jails Gunde 18 months for illegal possession of ivory

Court jails Gunde 18 months for illegal possession of ivory

Court jails Gunde 18 months for illegal possession of ivory

He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault at an earlier hearing.

On March 15, Petaling Jaya sessions court judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar let Rozita off with a mere good behaviour bond of five years, even though the prosecution had pressed for a jail sentence, considering the severity of the crime.

Momberg went on a racist rant shortly after being a victim of a smash-and-grab in Johannesburg.

Momberg was sentenced to an effective two years behind bars in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday after calling police officers the k-word in a verbal attack that was caught on camera.

"I do not want a black person to assist me", she can be heard saying in the video (edited version here), per BuzzFeed, before threatening to run the cops over and shoot "everybody".

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Momberg stood unmoved in the dock and repeatedly wiped her tears when Magistrate Pravina Rugoonandan read her judgment.

"The SAHRC can not predict how people will react - however, it is worth noting that the criminal court has made a definitive judgment on the seriousness of infringing on the right to human dignity and crimen injuria in the context of our constitutional democracy", Smith added.

The court said that Momberg was found to have been in a state of mind where she could appreciate the wrongfulness of her actions, and was able to target her abuse at her victims.

He asked the court to release Momberg on bail while she lodges her appeal.

At a previous sitting, prosecutor Yusuf Baba told the court that Momberg's was the worst crimen injuria case the courts had dealt with. She is appealing this order.

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