Alleged teenage murder suspect given bail

2016-02-17 06:00
Junior Siphumusa Gasa died after being hit on the head with an unknown object.

Junior Siphumusa Gasa died after being hit on the head with an unknown object.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE alleged killer of teenage Junior Siphumusa Gasa was granted bail on his first appearance in the Kranskop Magistrate’s Court on 10 February as the investigating officer was not present and no one opposed the granting of bail.

There was a bright future ahead for teenage Junior Siphumusa Gasa, a Grade 11 pupil at Kranskop High School, until he was attacked on 31 August, 2014 and seriously injured.

He had been with a group of friends in the Groundini area in Ntunjambili when he was found unconscious on the ground the following morning.

Taken to Ntunjambili Hospital, he was then transferred to Stanger Hospital.
It was found after a scan that Junior had been hit so hard with an object that his brain had actually shifted.

He was in ICU for two weeks and died on 14 September, 2014.

Junior had been selected as one of the top pupils in the Ilembe region in commerce and had been chosen to attend a commerce workshop in the eThekweni region the following month.

In January, Sbusiso Bhengu was arrested on a charge of murder­. It was put forward that he was not considered dangerous. Bhengu was warned not to interfere with any witnesses and was granted bail.

His next court appearance is on 16 March.

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

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


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 network.


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.