Scott-Crossley must hand himself over, police tell legal team

2017-01-12 16:06
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Polokwane – Mark Scott-Crossley’s legal team arrived at the Hoedspruit police station on Thursday morning to apply for bail on his behalf after he allegedly ran a man over in the town in December.

Limpopo head of police communication Brigadier Motlafelo Mojapelo told Netwerk24  that the legal team were informed that Scott-Crossley had to hand himself over to police in person. 

"Like any other suspect, he will then be arrested and justice would take its course. No suspect will get preferential treatment," he said.

The police issued a warrant of arrest for Scott-Crossley’s on a charge of attempted murder, but have not been able to find him

Majapelo said Scott-Crossley’s details were sent to all border posts to ensure that he didn’t flee the country.

Scott-Crossley was allegedly involved in an incident in December when Silence Mabunda, a worker at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre outside Hoedspruit, was run over by a bakkie. 

Mojapelo said a case of attempted murder had been opened against Scott-Crossley.

Mabunda says he was buying airtime at a shop outside Hoedspruit in December when Scott-Crossley grabbed his cellphone and threw it on the ground. It was unclear what led to this incident.

Daily Sun reported that Scott-Crossley had told Mabunda: "Ek sal jou bliksem (I will beat you up)."

Mojapelo said Scott-Crossley went back to his vehicle, while Mabunda started walking back to the centre. 

Scott-Crossley then allegedly drove past Mabunda, turned around and knocked him over, and then reversed over him again.

Mabunda was treated for serious injuries to his legs. He is still on crutches.

Scott-Crossley made international headlines in 2004 when he was tried and convicted for the murder of a worker, Nelson Chisale, who he had thrown into a lion enclosure.

He was released on parole in 2008.

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