Trial date set for Tatane protesters

2012-02-11 07:40

The 15 Ficksburg residents who were charged with public violence after taking part in the service delivery march in which Andries Tatane was killed will go on trial in May.

The accused were part of bigger group of 44 protesters who were arrested on April 13 2011.

The march was organised by the Meqheleng Concerned Citizens (MCC).

All 44 protesters who were arrested were initially charged, but the cases against 29 of them were dropped.

The case against the remaining 15 was postponed yesterday for trial on May 3 and 4. All of them were released on warning.

Only a few people attended the hearing yesterday, among them Rose Tatane, wife of Andries Tatane.

She said she was supporting the 15 accused who fought against poor service delivery alongside her husband.

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