Damage rap: Dirks's lawyer pulls out

2011-09-29 00:00

FORMER Msunduzi deputy mayor Marvyn Dirks failed to pay his lawyer, who has withdrawn from the hearing into a charge Dirks faces of malicious damage to property.

Dirks (47) of Woodlands is charged with damaging the property of Musawenkosi Agrippa Zondi in Ntuthukoville Drive in Woodlands.

The charge sheet states that he damaged a window valued at R18 at Zondi’s home in July 2011.

Simphiwe Ngwenya, who was standing in for Diamond Chandra, told the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court that he is “not placed in funds” and he is withdrawing as Dirks’s lawyer. Sibani Nzimande stepped in as a new lawyer and asked for a postponement, saying he needs the statements so that he can prepare for the trial.

Magistrate Raymond Kunene accepted Nzimande as a new lawyer and granted the postponement until October 12 for statements and will then set a trial date.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said the matter is sub judice and police cannot comment.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.