Arrest commendable

2017-03-29 06:02

THE arrest of one suspect and the possible arrest of two others in the Solik
murders by Warrant Officer Sikhumbuzo Nicholas Mndunge, is indeed commendable.

You have done us proud.

The investigating officer must oppose bail and ensure the accused is kept in custody or the danger exists that he might flee.

Extreme caution must, however,
be exercised to ensure a successful
conviction and an appropriate sentence
in the interests of justice and the community.

To secure this the investigating officer must ensure that evidence obtained and preserved must be in accordance with the rules of evidence and procedure, failing which one would end up with another
Dewani scenario, where the accused is be set free for lack of proper chain of evidence.

The investigating officer must ensure he does not simply rely on confessions only, but on solid real evidence from the crime scene, the victims, the accused persons, in the case of confessions that it will be admissible in a court of law during the trial.

Blood samples, fingerprints, DNA samples must be must be handed over for safe custody and be accounted for before being promptly dispatched for analysis.

My advice would be that you work in close co-operation with the state prosecutor and the advocate thereafter, when the case reaches the High Court for trial to
ensure a successful conviction and an appropriate sentence for these heinous murders.

Finally, my advice to “The Bend” Community of Nottingham Road, do all you can to improve security.

There are reputable companies out there with excellent armed response units so choose wisely.

By the grace of God we trust that justice will be served.

LOGAN GOVENDER

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