Shooting bail plea granted

2014-01-17 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG police constable Siboniso Mkhize (29) who faces charges of fatally shooting of his girlfriend Lindsay Draai at her home in Berg Street last Friday, has been granted bail of R1 000.

He was given bail yesterday by magistrate Ashin Singh after the state withdrew its initial opposition to bail being granted.

In his affidavit in support of his bail application this week, Mkhize said he will plead not guilty to charges of murder arising from the shooting, which he said was “accidental”. He also said he is traumatised and needed counselling.

The case has now been postponed to February 13.

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