Brad Wood case postponed

2011-01-27 14:12

The murder and attempted murder case against former Big Brother celebrity Brad Wood and four others was postponed in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court today.

The postponement was for further investigation to allow prosecutors to finalise the indictment, as the case was set to be heard in a high court in future, National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said.

The case would return to the Benoni court on February 28.

Wood and his co-accused, Herbie Trouw, Willem Coetzer, Nicolas Pretorius and Micky Mazenen, were charged with murder following the killing of four alleged illegal miners at the embattled Aurora Empowerment Systems’s Grootvlei mine, near Springs, last year.

Several other alleged illegal miners were wounded.

Wood was the company’s security head at the time.

The mine is owned by President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse Zuma and former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa Mandela.

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