Assault: Trial of traffic cop postponed to February

2011-01-18 00:00

Traffic officer, Edward Xolani Mtshali appeared briefly in the Camperdown magistrate’s court yesterday in connection with a charge of assaulting motorist, Jude Ward, on January 18 last year.

Mtshali’s trial was postponed until February 17 to enable him to brief an advocate to represent him.

The charge sheet alleges that Mtshali pushed Ward to the floor of the Camperdown police station on the day in question, placed his knee on her back and hit her forehead on the floor.

The assault allegedly took place after Mtshali pursued Ward along the N3 highway to the police station.

Mtshali laid counter charges of failing to obey a traffic officer and inconsiderate driving against Ward whose trial began late last year.

Ward’s advocate, Christo van Schalkwyk said at the conclusion of the evidence on December 23 that he intends to bring an application for Ward’s discharge when the case resumes on February 11.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.