Cop who shot teen appears in court
Johannesburg - Student constable Sipho Mbatha, who is accused of shooting dead a Soweto teenager, appeared briefly in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
His bail application was postponed until March 16 at the request of the State, which told the court witnesses were not available.
Mbatha, 41, was arrested on February 17 after allegedly killing 16-year-old Thato Mokoka, by shooting him, at Braamfischerville Phase Two three days earlier.
Mokoka was shot three times, apparently while lying on the ground on his stomach outside the home of his grandmother, Sybil Mokoka.