Kebble murder weapon ‘cut and scattered’

2010-07-28 14:04

The gun used to kill mining tycoon Brett Kebble was cut into pieces

and scattered along a Johannesburg road, the Johannesburg High Court heard

today.

The State’s fourth witness and an accomplice in the killing, Faizel

Smith, also known as Kappie, told the court he took charge of disposing of the

weapon after Kebble was shot dead in Melrose on September 27 2005.

Smith said: “I took the pieces of the gun with me and threw the

pieces along the road driving home.”

Smith is also a section 204 witness in drug kingpin Glenn

Agliotti’s trial.

He said he threw the barrel and magazine of the weapon into the

Klip River, south of Johannesburg.

Smith, like his accomplices, boxer Mikey Schultz and Nigel McGurk,

described the Kebble shooting to the court.

He told the court all his “instructions” for the shooting came from

Schultz. He described his relationship with Schultz and McGurk as a close

one.

He said: “We are best friends, like brothers.”

During cross-examination of Smith, Agliotti’s counsel advocate

Laurence Hodes established that Agliotti had not conspired with him to “aid or

procure” Kebble’s death.

Smith said Agliotti had never conspired with him nor had he ever

paid him for the shooting.

After his brief testimony, Smith left the witness stand.

Judge Frans Kgomo told him that it would be decided once the trial

concluded whether he would receive indemnity from prosecution.

Section 204 of the Criminal Procedure Act says that a witness may

be granted full indemnity on a charge should he testify for the state and the

court deems this testimony to be honest and frank.


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