Bail application may be in Afrikaans

2011-05-04 10:16

The bail application for a police sergeant, accused of shooting dead a woman at a police station, may possibly be heard in Afrikaans, a court official at the Kempton Park Regional court said today.

Proceedings at the first appearance were held in Afrikaans and not interpreted into English.

There were concerns among reporters that the bail application would be the same.

Court officials were unable to give a definite answer as to what language it would be heard in or whether it would be interpreted.

Reporters were seated in regional court 2 by 9am waiting for the hearing to commence.

The accused, Manape Phineas Kgoale (38), allegedly shot dead Jeanette Odendaal last Tuesday at the Kempton Park police station after she crashed into a stationary police car.

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