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Bryce Moon trial to resume in March

2011-12-09 13:11

Johannesburg - The trial of soccer player Bryce Moon charged with culpable homicide was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Proceedings would resume on March 26 next year because of the unavailability of witnesses, Magistrate Vincent Pienaar said.

The State did not say how many witnesses it intended calling.

Earlier in the day, Moon's lawyer Naren Sangham told the court that several postponements of the trial had cost his client a lot of money.

"The delay is inconveniencing my client and his career because this trial attracts a lot of media attention," Sangham said.

"It seems there are some parts of the State that cause these delays deliberately for reasons unknown."

He was reacting to the request for a postponement made by prosecutor Khutsho Ramasilela.

Witnesses

Moon is on trial after allegedly hitting Mavis Ncube with his Mercedes-Benz coupe in Sandhurst, Johannesburg on June 30, 2009.

Ncube died in hospital from her injuries.

Sangham said there were several witnesses in court on Thursday, including a nurse.

"There are many witnesses who can help speed up this trial so that we can reach finality."

He asked Pienaar to make every effort for witnesses to be present at the next date. Pienaar assured him this would be done.

Moon was wearing a pair of grey trousers, a white jacket, and a dark-brown shirt. He looked relaxed throughout proceedings.

The defender played for Panathinaikos in Greece before returning to South Africa to play for Pretoria-based Supersport United.

He also made several appearances for national team Bafana Bafana.

Comments
  • winston.mullany - 2011-12-09 14:00

    "The delay is inconveniencing my client and his career because this trial attracts a lot of media attention," along with "Cost his client a lot of money?" Who gives a rats ass, your stupid client cost a womans life! Hope he burns for all I care!

      bernpm - 2011-12-09 15:14

      silly comment..! When you have done something wrong, you want speedy closure. Not postponements because accuser does not have his house in order. Remember: "justice delayed........." SA justice system is f...cked! Or? corrupt keeping defence lawyers in business for much longer than they should if the case would run its normal course. Maybe another job for the public protector??

      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-09 15:17

      @winston.mullany Nowhere in the report does it state that Bryce Moon "cost a womans (sic) life". It states clearly in the report that it is ALLEGED that he did. Then, due to no fault of his, the case against him has not yet been heard as the state witnesses have not been available. Is there any text written between the lines that you can read, but I can't? If there isn’t, you failed this comprehension test. Next time, then, read carefully and slowly through the report and make sure you understand what is reported before you comment.

  • procold2 - 2011-12-09 14:08

    we need swifter jusice in this country,all the courts do is postpone, no wonder they are overloaded they dont finish anything,ibelieve in china you can be charged found guilty and serving your sentence in a few weeks.

  • Derk - 2011-12-09 15:01

    Resumes March next year,our wheels of justice are square,why does it take so looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong.What aload of rubbish

  • Itumeleng - 2011-12-10 09:02

    money making scam under the unbrella of judicial system, we need a justice system that would enforce law and order timeously and appropriately, let your conciensce talk for you mr magistrate...someone lost her LIFE hello, where is justice?

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