Motorcyclist road rage case postponed to August

2015-01-26 13:08

Johannesburg - A man who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation appeared in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, on Monday.

Meekahefele Masooa, 43, would be back in court on 11 August after Judge Eben Jordaan postponed the matter.

Before the postponement, prosecutor Arveena Persad told the court that while Monday had been set down as the provisional trial date, the State and defence had agreed to postpone the matter.

Masooa, wearing a beige suit with light shirt and bright tie during his brief appearance, is accused of shooting Douglas Pearce, 39, on Malibongwe Drive, Johannesburg, on 14 February last year.

Pearce was on a motorbike at the time. During the bail application it was heard that both men carried firearms. Mosooa claims he acted in self-defence.

Jordaan extended Masooa's R5000 bail.

  • Nikki Downes - 2015-01-26 13:13

    Why do we care what suit he was wearing?

      Zulu Mkhize - 2015-01-26 14:09

      I am still battling to understand "self defence" when you shoot someone in the back.. Mmm..

  • John Smith078 - 2015-01-26 13:30

    Ridiculous that people have to wait 7 more months to hear their fates. Can you even imagine the stress for all parties involved? It is just shocking how our justice system is so behind.

      Zulu Mkhize - 2015-01-26 14:08

      and watch how it gets screwed up..

      Deon Louw - 2015-01-26 14:29

      1 of the parties has died, so sad. Guns should only be used in high jackings not in road rage.

  • Laurence Munro - 2015-01-26 14:00

    A killer on the loose. The victim wasn't hiding behind a closed door in the middle of the night. If the victim was shot in the back, how was the killer threatened? free for 18 months on a R5000 bail - how is that even possible?

      Leroy Reynolds - 2015-01-27 09:53

      Same reason the president does everything the way he sees fit, because he can, and no one with the power has the ball$ to stop him!

  • Mdu Mngadi - 2015-01-26 14:00

    He must be acquitted once, he's not guilty.

      Deon Louw - 2015-01-26 14:27

      Only if he can show the man attacked him while the attackers back was turned to him. This is impossible unless you are Clint Eastwood in a Western.

      marius.coetzee.923 - 2015-01-26 18:23

      Well if that is the case then may you be the next person on his receiving end

  • watchman - 2015-01-26 14:01

    The dead guy can't testify about the gun now can he?????

  • Roy Saunt - 2015-01-26 14:07

    Our justice system is in tatters. All we ever read is case postponed, trial delayed, documents lost, what on earth is going on.

      Carol Harvey - 2015-01-26 14:30

      It's the country we live in ... it's all in tatters !

      NoneOfYourBusiness - 2015-01-26 17:08


  • Peter Clark - 2015-01-26 14:23

    if the shooter was white it would be another Oscar case

  • Arcadia Jane - 2015-01-26 14:51

    So for seven months a killer walks free. Self defense my behind!

      Frans van der Westhuizen - 2015-05-09 07:56

      No Arcadia my arse

  • George Gervais - 2015-01-26 23:51

    Shot in the back by another arrogant criminal and coward. Typical. Cant wait for the day...

  • Jamie Ross - 2015-05-06 18:41

    This arrogant murderer better hope he gets sent to jail

      Frans van der Westhuizen - 2015-05-09 07:57

      Oh yes

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