Moon must face murder charge - court

2012-06-29 20:11

Johannesburg - Soccer player Bryce Moon failed in a court attempt on Friday to have a murder charge against him withdrawn.

"There is reasonable evidence to convict," said magistrate Vincent Pienaar in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

However, the court withdrew a charge of driving while over the legal alcohol limit because of a technicality.

Moon would still face a charge of drunken driving.

He had made an application to have all the charges against him withdrawn.

He faced charges of, among others, murder, attempted murder, drunken driving and reckless driving.

Advocate Naren Sangham argued that the State witnesses had been unreliable as they had contradicted one another on numerous occasions.

State Prosecutor Rodger Mareume opposed the application and said that there was enough prima facie evidence against Moon.

Moon allegedly hit and killed domestic worker Mavis Ncube while driving at high speed in Sandhurst in 2009.

  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 20:50

    Hy gaan sy "Moon" sien...

  • Mmaki - 2012-06-30 05:40

    Am sorry for him, of course deeply sorry for the Ncube family. I wish the court could sit soon and conclude this case so as to ensure swift closure to those deeply affected by that sorry tragedy.

  • pgmdesouza - 2012-06-30 16:56

    This guy obliterated a woman with his car. The court is being fooled by the guy's lawyers to indulge in the technicalities of how, why, when plus so much other stuff that doesn't really matter. There was a car, the guy was driving the car, woman got hit and almost dismembered by car. That's a crime. Charge him with vehicular manslaughter. Give the family some hope for justice. It's a shame that this guy still walks around free.

      man.zanilla.73 - 2012-10-08 17:39

      Mr desouza. According to your wording it seems like you think a person is automatically guilty when you hit someone with your car. You are not guilty of a crime when you hit someone with your car. If you have done something wrong like drinking (as he did) or speeding or not heeding traffic signals/signs then you are guilty. Remember the one that got killed could also have been under the influence not that it would make him less guilty. She could have crossed the road in front of him at the last second. Factors like this could -I think- lessen the sentence. There are many factors to consider. That is why there is a hearing. Remember.. "justice for all" He is most probably going to be found guilty.

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