Alleged Taegrin Morris killer to apply for bail

2014-11-07 08:14
Taegrin Morris. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg - A man implicated in the murder of four-year-old Taegrin Morris is expected to apply for bail in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Thamsanqa Twala was arrested in Katlehong last week and police were confident they had arrested the right man.

"The suspect was, positively identified as one of the hijackers who hijacked the family while visiting a relative on the day",  colonel Noxolo Kweza said at the time.

Morris died when his parents' VW Golf was hijacked in Reiger Park on the East Rand in July. Three men approached the car that Morris, his sister and parents were travelling in and ordered the family out.

The boy was caught in his seat belt and dragged along the road as the hijackers drove off. The car was abandoned in Boksburg.

On 29 October, Twala, who has been charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the possession of an unlicensed firearm, made a brief appearance in a courtroom packed with community members.

The group, dressed in white T-shirts with an image of the slain toddler, vented their anger in court.

Some of them stood on benches in the court gallery and shouted "no bail" and "genoeg is genoeg" (enough is enough) before Twala was escorted out of the courtroom.

They demanded that he reveal who had "placed the order" for the vehicle that he was alleged to have hijacked from the Morris family.

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