Ex mayor appeals murder conviction

2013-06-07 12:19
The ANC has welcomed the prosecution of former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans. (File, Beeld)

The ANC has welcomed the prosecution of former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans. (File, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Convicted former Rustenburg Mayor Matthew Wolmarans has launched a bid to clear his name and cut short his 20 year jail term, The Star newspaper reported on Friday.

A full bench of the North West High Court was expected to hear new evidence by lawyers representing Wolmarans and his former mayoral bodyguard Enoch Matshaba on Friday.

The pair wanted to be cleared of charges relating to the death of African National Congress councillor Moss Phakoe.

The lawyers were expected to present new evidence.

Matshaba was sentenced to life imprisonment last year after the court found he had pulled the trigger and killed Phakoe in the driveway of his Rustenburg North house on 14 March 2009.

Wolmarans, then an ANC North West provincial executive committee member, was sentenced for masterminding the hit.

The two men were granted leave to appeal against their convictions and were released on R100 000 bail each last month pending appeal.

Read more on:    matthew wolmarans  |  mahikeng

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.