PMB high court manager’s BMW ‘tow eye cover’ theft case postponed

2015-09-16 11:08

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Pietermaritzburg - The theft trial of Pietermaritzburg High Court manager, Bhekumuzi Ronald Mtshali, was again postponed in the magistrate’s court on Tuesday pending representations by his attorney to the senior public prosecutor.

It was not said what the nature of the representations are. The case was postponed until September 23 for the outcome of the representations.

The court was informed at a previous hearing that there was a possibility the case could be referred for mediation or “alternative dispute resolution”. This is a process by which disputes are sometimes settled out of court between disagreeing parties.

Mtshali, 48, is charged with stealing a “tow eye cover” off the front bumper of a BMW owned by a local policeman, Rajeev Soorajbally. The alleged theft took place at Liberty Midlands Mall on Saturday, July 25. When Soorajbally returned to his parked car, he immediately saw the part was missing and reported the theft to mall security who viewed CCTV footage of the incident.

The stolen part was allegedly recovered from Mtshali’s vehicle at the time of his arrest. CCTV footage of the incident has since been privately posted on YouTube and a copy is in the possession of the prosecution.

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