Tatane case back in court in December

2012-08-06 15:47

The trial of seven Free State public order policemen accused of the murder and assault of Ficksburg resident Andries Tatane will be back in court on December 10.

Today, cross examination of Kabelo Pule, a witness in the case, continued in the Ficksburg Magistrates Court.

Advocate Johann Nel, for the accused, questioned Pule about his dismissal from the police service.

Nel said according to a letter from the police, Pule did not give notice of appeal against his dismissal for allegedly being part of an armed robbery. Pule denied this.

Tatane was killed on April 13 last year during a service delivery protest – allegedly by police.

Nel put it to Pule that the testimony he gave on the Tatane incident in an earlier internal hearing differed from the testimony he had given in court this week because he had an axe to grind following his dismissal.

Nel accused Pule of being a lair and an opportunist. Pule said he registered his intention to appeal and he was returning to active duty on Monday.

He finished testifying today.

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