Horseshoe cases delayed

2016-07-22 06:00

THE case of nine community members, accused of throwing stones at ward committee’s house in Horseshoe, was postponed to next month by the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court.

All the accused appeared in court last Thursday, but magistrate was unable to attend because of ill health.

In May they all pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and damage to property after nine windows of ward committee member, Maggie Njangwini’s house were stoned on the evening of 25 January.

At the time tension was high between community members because they were preparing to elect an ANC ward candidate for the upcoming local government elections.
During cross examination Njangwini claimed she saw accused number one to six during the attack, but could not identify accused number seven to nine because she didn’t see them in the attack.

Speaking to Fever she said the case is moving slowly and wants to know why they attacked her house.

“I want the court to speed up this trial, find the accused guilty and make them pay for the repairs.

“My windows are still broken.”

The case has been postponed to 15 August.

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