Schoolboy murder case postponed

2011-04-09 12:30

Two men accused killing a high school pupil with a baseball bat were granted bail of R2 000 each by the Westonaria Regional Court, civil rights group Afriforum said today.

A third accused Kenneth Mdingi (22) was considered a flight risk and denied bail yesterday, said Afriforum’s community safety head Nantes Kelder. Mdingi, Sibusiso Ntuli (19) and Ndiphiwe Mkhungekwana (19) had their case postponed to April 13.

They are accused of beating to death Westonaria High School pupil Louwrens Gebhardt when he tried to stop a fight in November last year. Kelder said Gebhardt, who was the captain of the school’s first rugby team, was declared brain dead after the incident.

Afriforum said the court transferred the case to the Protea Magistrates Court in Soweto. “AfriForum will continuously monitor the court case to ensure that everything runs smoothly,” Kelder said.

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