Suspect in forensic auditor murder drops bail bid

2013-12-18 10:40

A man accused of killing forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi has dropped his application for bail in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court.

Remember Siphoro appeared in court yesterday and the matter was postponed to January 7, The Star reported.

His lawyer reportedly told the newspaper that “a bail application would not be necessary, for now”, but that Siphoro could still apply for it next month.

Siphoro was arrested in Soweto last month.

Moepi was followed into the parking lot of the SizweNtsalubaGobodo offices in October, allegedly by Siphoro and an accomplice in a Volkswagen Golf.

He was then shot allegedly by Siphoro and his partner, while he was getting out of his car.

The pair then allegedly fled the scene. The accomplice is still at large.

The state reportedly asked for a postponement on Tuesday, for further investigations, as the police continued to search for the accomplice.

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