Theft delays Agliotti trial

2010-07-29 09:19

The trial of murder accused Glenn Agliotti has been delayed because

recording equipment has been stolen from the court room at the High Court in

Johannesburg.

Proceedings were set to resume at 11.30am today to give police time

to take fingerprints from Court 4C.

Agliotti is facing two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, one

count of attempted murder and a fourth charge of murder.

The first count is conspiracy to commit the murders of Mark

Bristow, Jean Daniel Nortier, Mark Wellesley-Woods and Stephen Mildenhall.

The

second count is the attempted murder of Mildenhall.

The last two are related to

conspiracy to murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble and Kebble’s murder.

Kebble was shot in his Mercedes-Benz in Melrose, north of

Johannesburg in September 2005.

Detailed accounts of the shooting were given by the three men

responsible for the “assisted suicide”.

The three, Mikey Schultz, Nigel McGurk and Faizel Smith, were

section 204 witnesses for the state.

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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