Alleged cop killers to wait until December

2014-10-08 21:08

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Malalane - Eight people accused of shooting dead a police officer were told in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday they would know in December whether the case would be moved to a high court.

"Come back to this same court in December to hear whether your case will be heard here or taken to a high court," Magistrate Sibonisiwe Sibuyi said.

The matter was postponed to 10 December, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Four out of the eight were previously granted R2 000 bail each while the other four remained in custody.

The eight are accused of killing Constable Sfiso Mtsweni, 27, of Langeloop, south of Malalane.

Mtsweni was shot dead at his home on 8 November 2013.

The four granted bail are Teresa Mabaso, 32, and Mpendulo Makamo, 25, from Langeloop, and Soneni Mhlabane, 27, and Absalom Nkosi, 25, from Matsulu near Mbombela.

The four still in custody are Sindi Mvubu, 23, Victor Sibiya, 23, Wiseman Ngomane, 30, and Innocent Lucas Ngomane, 30.

They have not been asked to plead to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.


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