Cop shooting case adjourned

2011-02-11 00:00

A 32-year-old man appeared briefly in the magistrate’s court here on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Mountain Rise police constable Njabulo Mahlaba who was shot while walking home from a tavern with his girlfriend on January 21.

Mahlaba was wounded in his neck during the incident and died in hospital on January 27.

Mpumelelo Majola of Pata Location appeared in court yesterday on charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances of Mahlaba and his girlfriend, Nomalanga Ntuli in the vicinity of the Smero bridge. The couple were allegedly robbed of their cellphones and a wallet.

Majola also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a 9 mm Norinco Pistol and five live rounds of ammunition on February 7. The state was granted a seven day adjournment for further investigations and the accused was remanded in custody.


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