Beerhouse murder plotted at nearby eatery - State

2015-08-17 16:45
Joe Kanyona (Picture: Beerhouse on Long)

Joe Kanyona (Picture: Beerhouse on Long)

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Cape Town - Three men sat at a Cape Town eatery on Long Street plotting the murder of a doorman just down the road, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard on Monday.

Prosecutor Andy Hess put it to Ubaid van der Bergh, 20, Toufieq Essa, 21, and Nasbie Edwards, 27, that a witness had seen them at Food Inn on June 20.

"The witness makes a statement, saying you guys sat there and you were talking about this bouncer and 'bloed gaan trek' [blood will spill]," Hess said during their bail application.

The men either chose to remain silent or to say the witness was lying.

Beerhouse on Long doorman Joe Louis Kazadi Kanyona, 33, was attacked by three men while standing outside the bar that evening.

The prosecutor said video footage showed Van der Bergh and Essa walking up to Kanyona and creating a "wall" around him before he was stabbed and they ran away.

She alleged that Edwards handed over R1 000 to his co-accused and picked them up after the stabbing.

The three have pleaded not guilty to the murder and deny knowing each other.

Hess alleged the men were part of a local gang called the "Young Gifted Bastards". Essa was the only one who answered this allegation by saying he was affiliated to the gang.

Hess found it strange that the men denied knowing each other when the witness had mentioned their names and showed police where they lived. A "common denominator" was that they had all stayed in Grey Street in Woodstock at some point.

The murder has been listed as a schedule six offence because of suspected premeditation.

Magistrate Grant Engel said the men would have to provide substantial and compelling reasons why they should be released on bail.

The bail application will resume on Tuesday.

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