One man’s long walk home

Leeuwkop Prison

Seven years ago Thuba Sithole was accused of committing an armed robbery. Two years after that he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in Leeuwkop Prison. But the story uncovered by the Wits Justice Project shows shoddy police work, dodgy eyewitness testimony, a dismissive magistrate and a careless defence lawyer resulted in an innocent man being put behind bars. In 2007, Thuba Sithole’s life was very structured. The then-23-year-old woke up every morning to walk an hour to his … Read more