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Man who beat petrol attendant gets bail

2013-07-04 10:51

Cape Town - A Cape Town man accused of killing a petrol attendant has been granted bail by the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court, the Cape Argus reported on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that Labeeq Manan, 30, was released on R3 000 bail on Wednesday and told to return to court on 30 September.

He reportedly faces a murder charge after Lawrence Mandipazano, 34, was assaulted at a Lentegeur service station on 4 June. He died in hospital.

The court heard that Manan faced no previous convictions or warrants of arrests.

According to the report, he had faced cases of assault in 2009 and 2010, which were withdrawn.

The Cape Argus earlier reported that it was alleged he got upset with Mandipazano because the petrol station's policy was that clients had to pay first before petrol was put into a car.

Comments
  • Mahlatse Patience - 2013-07-04 10:57

    No matter what the policy say,he should be locked up,a poor man is dead now because of him,infact they must hang this barstard.

      Rupeshhari - 2013-07-04 10:59

      I totally agree with you. Whatever the reason was, it is not an excuse. This man must pay.

      Shirley Stee - 2013-07-04 11:32

      this was pre -meditated murder,he left the scene and returned to beat the man!!!! Hang the filth!!!!

      Neville Watson - 2013-07-04 12:21

      Get bail to go and kill again

      Getafix - 2013-07-04 12:27

      I'm surprised he wasn't offered a position in the Cancer organisation.

      Darryl Maze - 2013-07-04 12:30

      I honestly do not understand our pathetic justice system. This guy has brutally killed an innocent person and gets let out on bail of R3000???? WTF!!!! It should be atleast R100 000.00 to make it impossible for him toget bail. But yet a guy steals R100 and he gets 10yrs. You judges are seriously F*&!ed up.

  • Amber Rancic - 2013-07-04 11:07

    How on earth does a court grant bail in a case like this? The moron beat a man to death for no reason! And I'd say the previous assault cases (withdrawn or not) indicate that he'll probably only get worse.

      Bob McMillen - 2013-07-04 12:09

      And they wonder why people take the law into their own hands.

      Rob - 2013-07-04 12:14

      I agree 100%

  • Charmaine McDonald - 2013-07-04 11:08

    A human being kills another human being and he is set free by the South African Justice system! This really stinks! He should be in jail and not walking our streets.And what about the dead man's family? Why are they silent?

  • Melan Beko - 2013-07-04 11:14

    I think this guy needs to go to jail for a while yes but what kind of a policy is it to pay before putting in petrol. Is it like a petrol deposit? That seems ludicrous to me.

      Malcolm MacLeod - 2013-07-04 11:17

      Presumably they have had lots of cases where people have driven away without paying, while I don't like such a policy it seems it would be reasonable under the circumstances, if you don't like that policy then leave and go to a different petrol station don't beat the messenger to death...

      Lindah Jenneth Mutunduwe - 2013-07-04 11:39

      still dis policy doesnt warrant anybody 2 kill,dis policy wz put their 4 a very gud reason.dis poor guy wz only doing his job.stop killing pliiiiz.

      Donovan Hendricks - 2013-07-04 12:28

      This is Mitchells plain Melan,crime and tik capital of SA,have you ever been there? I grew up there trust me,even angels dare to thread there.

      WollieVerstege - 2013-07-04 12:33

      In a way I agree that the policy doesn't make sense, I always fill my tank completely amd do not know what the amount would be before the petrol is in the tank, and then I pay by credit card. BUT... if i don't like the policy I go somewhere else for my petrol - that is what an intelligent, sane human does.

      Gerald Parker - 2013-07-04 12:57

      Tell me. Don't you pay when you order take away not when you receive your order

      HappySnapper - 2013-07-04 17:24

      @ Gerald. The difference is that when you order take away you know what you're going to get and how much it'll cost. When you pull up at the pump for petrol and say "fill her up"; how can they guess up front how much fuel you're going to need? To me that policy doesn't make sense unless you always have a pre-determined amount you fill your car up with.

  • Malcolm MacLeod - 2013-07-04 11:16

    Poor decision, someone that does something like this should not be granted bail.

  • Lolo Smith - 2013-07-04 11:25

    Who comes up with such funny policies? Nevertheless,this guy must face murder charges

      Mandla Sipho - 2013-07-04 14:50

      Ppl simple drive off or come with all excuses when the gas is in the tank... Think b4 u comment, anyways I agree with u on ur second statement

  • Bri - 2013-07-04 11:26

    Just another typical action by our courts in this country.

  • David Luis - 2013-07-04 11:26

    WTF???????????????? is there a doubt that he is dangerous to society??

  • Na-aem Williams - 2013-07-04 11:29

    This country is a sanctuary for all criminals.You people that murder and rape just for the sake of it, please do us all a favour just die , you will not be missed

      Na-aem Williams - 2013-07-04 11:34

      They are all scum , the whole lot of them

  • Rachel Chitehwe - 2013-07-04 11:31

    Why ddnt he take his plank to the policy makers then? Its his kind who made the management put that policy on. His family is rejoicing today, he is alive n kicking isnt he? Rip Mandipazano.

  • David Modisane - 2013-07-04 11:35

    I don't think he was intending to pay,that's why he got so upset to a point of taking human life, after all, you don't tell people how to run their business,if you don't want to pay first leave the place

      Jon Jones - 2013-07-04 11:44

      Exactly !!!!

  • Sue Oluhle - 2013-07-04 11:35

    Jerrr, SA justice really stinks, there's no excuse for taking someone's life, and he gets only R3000 bail, mnxx. Death penatly please!!

  • Moi - 2013-07-04 11:49

    He beat a man to death and he is out on bail??? This is justice??

  • Christelle Du Preez - 2013-07-04 11:50

    R3000.00 bail for a murderer!?. The poor diseased, no justice for his case at all.

  • Singaka Mbele - 2013-07-04 11:56

    Blunt justice....crippled....I know what to do....infact all proud reaponsible township dwellers know how to sort such things out...the law is #*#ed up.....lucky he ia in the WC this bustard so he is safe...arg...only if you were here man...

      Jon Jones - 2013-07-04 12:06

      We need the Death Penalty Party. Open to all civilized South Africans sick of the contempt for human life in this country.

      Emile Manan - 2013-07-04 18:19

      Singaka, what would you do if he was here? By the sounds of your statement you would take the law into your own hand. What an example you setting.

  • Tk Zama - 2013-07-04 11:59

    This story is sad when you see that the Justice department again has failed the public. When people who are in a better financial place than the normal who can get good legal representatives and get away with "murder". The poor guy was following the station procedure. Manan had previous cases but seems that this doesn't count even though he was not convicted he is still violent man to have had cases against him. Yet again if you have money you can get off with a slap on the wrist. Where is the justice and freedom that the country fought for? Let Fix This #Shared Future!!

  • Jon Jones - 2013-07-04 12:13

    What's a bet this pig in human disguise suddenly finds he needs to go on pilgrimage to Mecca and ends up staying there ?. September is a long long long way away.

  • Neville Watson - 2013-07-04 12:20

    This is SA justice more on the side of the criminal then the person who was MURDER what a shame , NPA is no good

  • James Khame - 2013-07-04 12:24

    I wonder why this man is not sentenced because as far as i know the police has got the video showing this man assaulting the his culprit and to make matters worse if there were previous cases which were withdrawn this is the time the judge should reinstate them.Sometimes that why people take law into their own hands and do mob justice.This killer is going to boast im sure he is gona go to the same service station just to show those colleagues of the dead man that he is out after killing their friend.

  • foxiloxi - 2013-07-04 12:35

    What, he beats an unarmed man to death, it is all captured on camera and he still gets bail?!?! This is what is wrong with our justice system!!

  • Nelia Liebenberg - 2013-07-04 12:37

    And the judge says: "Go forth and do it again." Life is cheap.

      Klipkop de Groote - 2013-07-04 13:11

      Yup and while you are at it go beat your wife/girlfriend too. Pretty sure that is where the previous 2 assault charges came from. What does he look like and what is his car's (think BMW they said) license plate number? I stay in CPT and want to make sure I dont come close to this killer maniac that should be rotting in jail.

  • Abdurrazak Solomon - 2013-07-04 16:18

    the point here is that he left and came back to KILL the person. He needs to be thought a lesson and sit for this deed. If you see of two previous assualt convictions it was withdrawn???? why????

  • Simphiwe Tladi - 2013-07-04 18:04

    If he killed a rhino....

  • Timothy Kruger - 2013-07-04 21:37

    "The newspaper reported that Labeeq Manan, 30, was released on R3 000 bail on Wednesday and told to return to court on 30 September." WTF he should be locked up indefinitely.

  • Lesley Diane Greyling - 2013-07-06 19:30

    So the message our judicious systems sends is that this poor petrol attendant's life is worth ONLY THREE THOUSAND (R300) RAND??~! THIS is how our Govt chooses to be "tough on violence"???? Really? ANd did the victim have a family? a wife who mourns him,children who depended on him? and who will look after them now?~!

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