Scott-Crossley trial date set

2017-03-24 12:01
Mark Scott-Crossley. (Netwerk24 file)

Mark Scott-Crossley. (Netwerk24 file)

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Tzaneen - The attempted murder case against Limpopo farmer Mark Scott-Crossley has been transferred to the regional court for trial.
 
Scott-Crossley appeared in the Lenyenye Magistrate's Court on Friday morning and will be held in custody until the trial, set for April 12.
 
He was arrested earlier this year after he allegedly assaulted Silence Mabunda at a shop in Hoedspruit in 2016.
 
He allegedly hurled racial slurs at Mabunda and broke his cellphone before trying to run Mabunda over with his car.
 
Since that day Mabunda, 37, struggles to walk without assistance.
 
In April 2005 the Phalaborwa Circuit Court found Scott-Crossley and his employee Simon Mathebula guilty of the murder of Nelson Chisale on January 31, 2004. 

ANC, EFF protest

They attacked him with machetes and threw him into a lion enclosure at the Mokwalo White Lion project.
 
Scott-Crossley 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.
 
ANC and EFF supporters protested in large numbers along the street in front of the court on Friday.
 
Law enforcement units were deployed to monitor the situation.

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