Scott-Crossley to hear if he will get bail

2017-02-10 07:01
Mark Scott-Crossley. (Netwerk24 file)

Mark Scott-Crossley. (Netwerk24 file)

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Tzaneen - A decision on whether or not to grant Mark Scott-Crossley bail could be delivered in the Lenyenye Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Scott-Crossley launched a bail application after he handed himself over to police after an alleged attack on Silence Mabunda, 37, in December.

Mabunda, a general worker at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, said Scott-Crossley attacked him at a shop in Hoedspruit while he was buying airtime.

He allegedly hurled racial slurs at Mabunda and broke his cellphone before he allegedly ran Mabunda over with his car. Mabunda now struggles to walk without assistance.

Scott-Crossley handed himself to police in Pretoria on Wednesday, January 18, after a warrant for his arrest was issued on December 21.

At his last court appearance, he was seeking to be released because he wanted to continue managing his farm near Hoedspruit.

In April 2005, the Phalaborwa Circuit Court found him and his employee Simon Mathebula guilty of the murder of Nelson Chisale on January 31, 2004. They attacked him with machetes and threw him into a lion enclosure at the Mokwalo White Lion project.

He was sentenced to life in jail in September 2005. Mathebula got 15 years, three of which were suspended.

On September 28, 2007 the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein set aside Scott-Crossley’s murder conviction. It substituted five years’ imprisonment, on the lesser offence of being an accessory after the fact, for his life sentence.

Scott-Crossley was released on parole in August 2008.

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