No bail for alleged five-minute gangster

2013-10-08 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG magistrate has for a second time refused to grant bail to Cebo Madyibi, who is allegedly a “central figure” in the so-called five-minute gang housebreaking syndicate operating in KwaZulu-Natal.

Magistrate Celumusa Zungu said yesterday she was not persuaded by arguments presented by Madyibi’s attorney Ashraf Mohamed that there were “new facts” on which the court ought to reconsider granting him bail.

Instead, she said the affidavit and submissions made on behalf of Madyibi appeared to be “arguments” concerning issues that had already been considered by the court when she refused him bail in May.

She was not persuaded that he has shown that it is in the interest of justice to release him.

Zungu advised Madyibi that if he is still not satisfied with her ruling he can consider appealing to the high court.

Madyibi and his two co-accused who are on bail — Sihle Msomi and Sifiso Hadebe — are due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg regional court again on October 22.

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