Bail hearing in Govender murder case

2012-04-20 00:00

SIHLE Nzimande (28) appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court for a bail application yesterday ahead of his trial on charges of aggravated robbery and the murder of Soomeshan Govender (26).

Govender was hijacked near the Oceanic Hotel in Park Rynie on the morning of March 25.

His body was found on the N2 in Park Rynie shortly after the hijacking.

Nzimande applied for bail on his own behalf after accused No. 1, John Phineas Vezi, withdrew his bail application and the state dropped charges against a third accused, Bongani Mnguni.

Nzimande was the only witness called during the session.

He gave details of his dependants, including four minor children and his unemployed mother, and his two businesses which he said were faltering in his absence.

The bail application hearing resumes on Monday.

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