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Modimolle attackers case on hold

2012-03-30 19:14

Johannesburg - The bail application of Johan Kotze's three co-accused was postponed in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Magistrate Hannes Stoffberg postponed the application to April 2. This was after heavy rain interfered with the recording system and caused a power failure.

Earlier, prosecutor Renier van Rooyen told the court that one of the three men charged with Kotze for attacking Kotze's estranged wife was likely to skip bail.

"He is a flight risk," Van Rooyen said, opposing Andries Sithole's bail. He said Sithole was unemployed and had no fixed assets.

Sithole said in his application he was under duress when he committed the crime. He wanted bail so he could take care of his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

According to his application he was self-employed, earning R5 000 a month. Because he had not earned any money since his arrest, his family would help pay bail.

Van Rooyen said this would not commit Sithole to the trial, because it was not his money.