Gautrain shooting: Two get bail

2012-03-15 18:43

Pretoria - Two people accused of shooting and wounding a newly-appointed Gautrain bus driver were granted bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Busisiwe Malema and Frans Makadikoa were granted bail of R1 000 each.

A third accused, Jan Gijima Ndlovu, was denied bail after the court concluded he would be a threat to public safety.

The matter was postponed until March 30 for further investigation.

The driver was shot on Monday in Rooihuiskraal while trial-running bus routes in the Centurion area.

The trial-run was with a view to reinstating routes after recent illegal strikes by Gautrain bus drivers.

About 320 drivers were fired in February as a result of the strike.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-03-15 20:04

    Oh yay, lunatics with guns walking free on R1000 bail. This story doesn't explain how the State's case was so feeble that the Magistrate had to let them go.

      Frank - 2012-03-15 20:24

      Maybe he just saw the Malema bit and sh@t himself!

      Erich - 2012-03-16 11:48

      R1 000 bail for this kind of premeditated action is totally inadequate. It will definitely not serve as a deterrent for other disgruntled ex bus drivers.

  • les.cunningham1 - 2012-03-16 09:12

    2 of the 3 granted bail!! On what grounds?? All 3 are thugs. The shooting was premeditated.

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