Bling King faces another weekend in jail

2009-11-06 07:26

WILLIAM “Mashobane” Mbatha will spend yet another weekend in

holding cells after his bail application in the Germiston Magistrate Court was


It is the second time this week the case had to be postponed.

On Tuesday his bail application was postponed to today where it was

expected to be finalised. But another case heard by the same magistrate

presiding over Mbatha’s case dragged-on forever.

On seeing the other case would not end in time, Mbatha’s lawyer and

the prosecutors agreed the matter be postponed until next Thursday.

Mbatha, who is known as the King of Bling for his love of flashy

clothes and expensive taste in cars and drinks is facing a string of charges.

The charges range from robbery with aggravating circumstances, car

theft, housebreaking, attempted robbery, theft and tax evasion.

Earlier in the week, the state opposed bail saying that Mbatha had

previously violated his bail conditions by leaving the country for the United

Kingdom in January and June of this year without seeking permission from the

investigating officer.

Mbatha has been in police custody since July 29.

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