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Moon case: No accurate records - expert

2012-10-09 20:18

Johannesburg - Soccer player Bryce Moon's murder trial will resume on Wednesday in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Moon's attorney, advocate Naren Sangham, would continue with the cross-examination of the defence's accident reconstruction expert, Wilma Badenhorst.

Badenhorst told the court earlier there were no accurate accident records to determine the speed or point-of-impact of the crash that claimed the life of pedestrian Mavis Ncube.

Moon, 26, is on trial on charges of murder, alternatively attempted murder, drunken driving, and reckless or negligent driving.

He allegedly hit Ncube while driving down Katherine Street, Sandhurst, in his Mercedes-Benz in 2009. She died in hospital.

Prosecutor Roger Mareume earlier told the court that the accident happened on the side of the road and not on the road surface as Moon had testified.

Badenhorst said the documentation she had from police files were not sufficient to determine where Moon had actually hit Ncube.

She said she would rely on properly recorded evidence in order to determine how the accident happened.

Comments
  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-09 20:57

    Let him go, Scott free. He's going to live with this for the rest of his life. The more he gets away with now, the more it's going to eat him. No malice intended.

  • Thabiso Ratlhagane - 2012-10-09 21:18

    if u guilty, winning a court case will never wipe your conscience...

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-09 21:31

      Exactly.....

      merven.halo - 2012-10-10 08:27

      Only if you have a conscience...

  • Hugh Lawrence - 2012-10-09 22:43

    Hey fools..! His not saying he neva knockd d women but is it MURDER..? an did he intend knocking her..NO..!

      tshepo.ally - 2012-10-10 03:43

      Dolus eventualis. Look it up if you are not familiar with it. I am just not sure about the attempted murder charge. Culpable homicide perhaps? Anyway, it seems like there isn't sufficient evidence in this case. The defence should wrap this one up.

  • graeme.stockwell - 2012-10-10 07:34

    Of all the pedestrians that have walked in front of me while driving I believe the guy

  • cindy.naude.79 - 2012-10-10 09:01

    seems some of you are overlooking the FACT that he WILLINGLY got into a car, whilst drunk, and then proceeded to knock down a pedestrian! to me, that's murder! yes, we all have stories to tell about pedestrians, but the stories go something like this: can't believe that idiot didn't bother looking before crossing the road, gosh, i nearly knocked him/her over! why did we miss them? because we were SOBER and able to take preventative action, something you are not capable of when DRUNK!

      Hugh Lawrence - 2012-10-10 09:55

      i gess d driver of d greyhound bus must also b chrgd 4 murder for knocking dat peep on d N1@ Olifantsfontein Rd on friday nyt ...! 2many peeps on our roads..!

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