Last Updated
Monday 24 November 2014, 16:31 pm.
Priest on trial for child abuse in SA could face extradition to Germany

JOHANNESBURG: A German Catholic priest on trial for child abuse in South Africa could face extradition over 36 more counts of sexual offences against children in Germany.
By Staff Writer Wed 26 Nov 2014, 00:58 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Priest on trial for child abuse in SA could face extradition to Germany








The New Age reported that Georg Kerkhoff appeared in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the German offences, after Interpol arrested him at the same court last week.

Kerkoff's lawyer Graham Kerr-Phillips said his client's arrest on the German charges was "unnecessary and arbitrary", according to the report.

A German newspaper reported earlier that Kerkhoff allegedly shared beds, saunas, and showers with young men and boys.

Kerkhoff had been on trial in South Africa for five years on charges relating to alleged sexual assault of boys during a church camp in Gauteng in 2008.

In court on Monday, the matter was postponed to Thursday for a bail application.

The court heard that German authorities would seek Kerkhoff's extradition after his South African trial was complete.

According to the report, the Catholic Church in South Africa was unable to explain Kerkhoff's transfer to South Africa in 2007 and how he was allowed to continue working with children, despite allegations of abuse in Germany surfacing over a decade ago. (Sapa)

 



Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.2166
1 GBP = Pula   14.4509
1 EUR = Pula   11.4548
1 YEN = Pula   0.0782
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8361
1 Pula = USD   0.1085
1 Pula = GBP   0.0692
1 Pula = EUR   0.0873
1 Pula = YEN   12.79
1 Pula = ZAR   1.196
Banner Image
Stock Exchange
STOCK EXCHANGE: Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014
DOMESTIC STOCKS
ABCH
714
BARCLAYS
341
BIHL
1150
CHOBE
425
CHOPPIES
407
CRESTA
89
ENGEN
975
FNBB
360
FSG
235
FURNMART
220
G4S
375
LETLOLE
215
LETSHEGO
268
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
260
RDCP
202
SECHABA
2803
SEFALANA
921
STANCHART
1260
TURNSTAR
201
WIL
310
IMARA
210
  • Previous
    When the Game Stands Tall Poster
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    When the Game Stands Tall
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Interstellar
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Previous
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Poster
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Interstellar
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Previous
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Poster
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    A Walk Among the Tombstones
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Equalizer