KZN robbers denied bail

2012-11-07 18:44

Pietermaritzburg - Two people accused of robbing patrons at gunpoint in five pubs near Port Shepstone were refused bail by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.

Zenzele Gumede, 28, and John Green-Thompson, 44, face 14 counts, mostly for aggravated robbery.

Gumede - arrested in a stolen car in which a revolver was found - said he was out on R10 000 bail after a previous robbery.

He said he could not pay bail and that his father had paid the R10 000.

KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president Achmat Jappie said if he absconded he would not suffer financial loss as he had not paid the money himself.

Co-accused Green-Thompson, 44, allegedly one of the organisers of the gang's robberies, was also refused bail.

Green-Thompson, Sibusiso Mazeka, 35, and Mduduzi Dlamini, 28, allegedly robbed a Swartberg county police post of two R2 rifles, five 9mm pistols, two bullet-proof vests and ammunition on 29 September 2009.

They held up the officer on duty, cuffed him, took his keys, unlocked a safe and stole the contents.

Gumede was not charged with the Swartberg offences. All four alleged gang members are in custody.

Goods taken in the robberies include €3 000, R47 000 in cash, Michel Herbelin and Seiko Kinetic watches each worth around R6 000, 21 cellphones, jewellery worth R5 000, and liquor.

The pub robberies happened between 28 January and 18 February 2010.

The case has been set down for March 2013, in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court sitting in Ramsgate.

- SAPA
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