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Ex-mayor's murder case postponed

2012-02-02 08:02

Mahikeng - The pre-trial of former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans on charges of murder was postponed by the North West High Court in Mafikeng on Wednesday, police said.

The matter was set down for February 20, said North West police spokesperson Captain Amanda Funani.

Wolmarans and three others stand accused of murdering former councillor Moss Phakoe.

Wolmarans was released on R50 000 bail by the local magistrate's court in November. His co-accused Amos Mataboge and Oupa Mphomane were granted bail on October 20. A fourth accused, Enoch Matshaba, was a driver for Wolmarans.

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 side window of the car was shattered.

He was murdered after handing in a report about corruption in the Rustenburg municipality.

Comments
  • Sharon - 2012-02-02 09:04

    Why the postponement?????????????? they should be given the death sentence immediatly

      Grimmister - 2012-02-02 09:22

      as much as we would like that Shanna, unfortunately the law has to take its course..And even though South Africans have very little faith in the application of the law by our judicial system... unfortunately..it still has to run its course. And there has been improvements in the applications...however minuscule...there is a glimmer of hope.

      Peter - 2012-02-02 13:16

      Agree Grimmister, but the sentences are a joke. Glad about Rhino murderers getting 25 years, but then surely the murder of a human should be in excess of 25 years . .FFS

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