Baseball bat accused get bail

2011-04-09 14:15

Johannesburg - Two men accused killing a high school pupil with a baseball bat were granted bail of R2 000 each by the Westonaria Regional Court, civil rights group AfriForum said on Saturday.

A third accused Kenneth Mdingi, 22, was considered a flight risk and denied bail on Friday, said AfriForum's community safety head Nantes Kelder. Mdingi, Sibusiso Ntuli, 19, and Ndiphiwe Mkhungekwana, 19, had their case postponed to April 13.

They are accused of beating to death Westonaria High School pupil Louwrens Gebhardt when he tried to stop a fight in November last year. Kelder said Gebhardt, who was the captain of the school’s first rugby team, was declared brain dead after the incident.

Afriforum said the court transferred the case to the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.

"AfriForum will continuously monitor the court case to ensure that everything runs smoothly," Kelder said.

  • Krush - 2011-04-09 14:28

    R2000 bail for murder? This is sickening...

      jouplesier - 2011-04-09 16:23

      you need to remember that the bail fee is not the verdict...bail is calculated on how much you are ABLE to pay and has no direct relevance to whether you might be guilty of the crime you are accused of or not

      leeupan - 2011-04-11 13:35 are 100% correct.

      Sbusiso - 2012-03-29 07:04

      I'm not a murder. Every story has two sides .NOT EVERYONE THATS DEAD IS A HERO

  • Sir Eidolon - 2011-04-09 14:39

    "Two men accused killing". How about getting people that can type properly to upload these articles? Does nobody proofread them? And to think Media24 considers charging for access to their news feeds :D

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-04-09 16:30

      OBE English

  • Monica - 2011-04-09 15:03


  • Tony - 2011-04-09 15:03

    Khoisan...not sure where you crawled out..go back and request your education money back..before you comment first learn to spell and do grammar. Can see you are part of the All National Criminals

  • porra 1 - 2011-04-09 15:07

    khoisan filho de uma grande puta cala a boca macaco sem rabo

  • GeorgeN1 - 2011-04-09 15:50

    The three morons are pigs and should not be granted bail ....or maybe we should go after them, that is actually a brilliant idea. No law and Order in this country, what a F*up place. R2000 bail imagine that.

  • Khoisan - 2011-04-09 15:53

    Veritas. Die feit dat jy agter uit gekom het is nie my probleem nie. As jy stink, doen iets daar aan of nog beter gaan terug skool en gaan soek you brein waar jy dit verloor het. Jammer...nie hier nie!

      Annapatat - 2011-04-10 08:06

      Ai ou Khoisan, lyk my jy kan ook Afrikaans praat ne? Dis jammer dat jou tipe 'n assosiasie het met my tipe....een van jou voorvaders dalk net soos ou FW'tjie se seuntjie...he he he toe word jy 'n baster!!!!

  • Khoisan - 2011-04-09 15:57

    watalife. For your (small brain) information. Some of my forefathers lived in caves, like yours and scientists have recently discovered that those forefathers of mine who lived in caves in Swellendam, developed hunting tools 200 thousand years before yours did...who's the backward cave-dweller...?

      GeorgeN1 - 2011-04-09 16:07

      The problem is that they also started to learn early how to steal ... when Jan van Riebeek cam to the Cape there were no tools left.

      Rob - 2011-04-09 17:59

      If brains were taxed khoisan you`s get a rebate.

      Darkie_Ekasi - 2011-04-11 15:23

      Why people try to analyse everything on their path. Dude (or dame) you got it all wrong here. “Two people” who got bail and not arrested or accused. And to the fool who try to be a hero and blame “EVERY” initiative black government tries to do or try to bloody correct the injustice of the past like “Bantu Education” as idiot. I go news for sucker, three fingers are pointing back at you. Stupid.

  • Khoisan - 2011-04-09 16:12

    GeorgeN1. Jammer, soos gewoonlik is jy laat en jou bydrae beteken niks vir die doeleindes van ons navorsing nie. Thank you, Thank you and a big Thank You. We now have enough proof that all those khaki-clad ET supporters have no brain to talk of and we shall now close the research conducted here. Check back in 350 years and we'll see if you got your "country" back. Until then my "khaki-boys". Don't over do on the brandy now...Monday is work...boytjies.

      GeorgeN1 - 2011-04-09 16:16

      Cool, the research was completed, your brain was disected and we could find proof of two brain cells, one was damaged though.

      VuyosWors - 2011-04-09 19:28

      I hope I get the opportunity to take a sjambok to you when we get our country back, It will be nice to hear you calling me baas.

      Rob - 2011-04-09 21:44

      Khoisan, for all your boasting about the brains, inventions and exploits of your ancestors..... where exactly has it got them? From living in caves yesteryear to wondering around in the deserts today drunk and penniless, desperately trying to kill, no doubt with a bow and arrow, the last remaining dehydrated wild animal dying of an infestation of sarcoptic mite, followed by a drug induced dusty shuffle occasioned by wailing and wallowing in a sea of self pity! Who exactly made the most of what was given them? In 350 years time you won`t even exist except by way of a back page reference in some obscure history book tucked away on a dusty shelf in a ramshackled building that the forbears were too lazy to maintain.

  • Numzi - 2011-04-09 16:15

    So much anger and rage, such intense spitting of venom from one person, I pity you, one day you'll hopefully grow up @Khoisan

      Nunya - 2011-04-09 16:31

      Well said...

  • Freakeee - 2011-04-09 16:19

    I thought this story was about a child being murdered? Most of these comments are focused on race, duhn dun dah... I don't care what race the victim is, IT IS STILL A TRAGEDY. I don't care what race the accused is, it is still a tragedy that an accused can get bail of R2000 for murder.

  • porra 1 - 2011-04-09 17:03

    viva DA

  • VuyosWors - 2011-04-09 19:25

    Blacks that murder whites get cheap bail, not if it was the other way round tho...

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-04-10 19:19


      Shatters - 2011-04-11 08:34

      facts .. those are facts ...

  • aDavoter's Wife - 2011-04-09 19:40

    I've heard that when you buy a baseball bat in South Africa it comes with a free balaclava.

  • Frungy - 2011-04-10 02:43

    Didn't you notice the name of the victim? Louwrens Gebhardt. Obviously the S.A. courts think that R2000 bail is appropriate... if the victim is white.

      Shatters - 2011-04-11 08:34

      true .. that is sickening ...

  • Jerry - 2011-04-10 07:59

    I say no bail for murderers, rapists and any sex offenders and also last but not least all government officials and police that is so corrupt. Think of that only the petty thief's around and then the community can sort them out.

  • Shatters - 2011-04-11 08:32

    That is sick .. bees gets R100 000 and this guy only R2000??? Shows you the sick legal system in this country!

  • Henry - 2012-01-13 20:30

    Our son Louwrens Gebhardt Westonaria High school first rugby team captain (big rugby fan) was brutally murdered. . We as parents would like to ask assistance from the community in this court case as the case was postponed on numerous occasions and then placed from Westonaria Court to Soweto Court. Please join the group Court action needed by community We would like to ask the assistance of the community to join the group Court action needed by the community, by adding yourself or ask to be added. A petition of FB friends could help by singing on line, to get the case going!!!!!!! at this stage it seems if the criminals have more rights than the community!! (He was murdered in the week of Stop violence against women and children at school)

      avansaldanha - 2012-01-13 20:44

      Henry my versoek is gestuur. Ek wens ek kon meer doen, my hart gaan uit na julle. Sterkte.

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