Judgment later on blue light shooter

2012-06-13 00:00

JUDGMENT has been postponed in the trial of VIP Protection Unit members Caiphas Ndlela and Hlanganani Nxumalo arising from a “blue light” incident on the N3 in 2008.

Regional court magistrate Chris van Vuuren said he needed more time to research the legal issues raised in the case and would deliver judgment on July 9.

The case arises from an accident after two shots were admittedly fired by Nxumalo on November 15, 2008, while he and Ndlela were rushing along the N3 to meet MEC Meshack Radebe at his home in Hillcrest and escort him to a meeting.

Nxumalo is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, and of attempting to murder motorist Anuvasen Moodley and his passengers, who were involved in a collision allegedly caused by the shooting.

Moodley alleged in evidence that as a result of being “scared” by the shots he lost control of his vehicle and veered across the highway into the path of oncoming traffic.

Ndlela, who was driving the “blue light” vehicle, is charged with reckless and negligent driving.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

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