Police station assault: case postponed to July

2011-05-20 00:00

THE trial of traffic officer Xolani Mtshali, in connection with an alleged assault on motorist Jude Ward at Camperdown police station on January 18, last year, was postponed to July 21 and 22 yesterday.

Advocate Shane Matthews for Mtshali said due to the elections on Wednesday, a day originally set down for the case had been lost and the evidence could not be finished in a day. In addition, the defence was still waiting to obtain a transcript of the evidence led in the previous trial (in which Ward was the accused) which could be relevant to the proceedings.

The state did not oppose the adjournment.

The charge sheet alleges that Mtshali assaulted Ward at the Camperdown police station. The assault allegedly took place after Mtshali pursued Ward along the N3 highway to the police station. — WR.

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