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Charges against Phakoe accused dismissed

2012-02-20 22:24

Johannesburg - The charges against two men accused of murdering a former Rustenburg councillor were dismissed in the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Monday, SABC news reported.

Charges against Oupa Mphomane and Amos Mataboge were dismissed, after the prosecution stated there was no evidence to prove their involvement in Moss Phakoe's death.

The case against former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans and his former driver Enoch Matshaba would however continue, with approximately 30 witnesses expected to testify, the broadcaster reported.

Wolmarans was released on R50 000 bail by the local magistrate's court in November.

Phakoe was killed in the driveway of his home in Rustenburg north on March 13, 2009, after putting up ANC posters for the national election. He was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car and had two bullet wounds. The driver's window of the car was shattered.

He was killed shortly after he handed in a report about corruption in the Rustenburg municipality.