New prosecutor gets police guard in Durban taxi shooting case

2015-09-23 12:34
Police officers on the scene of the taxi rank shooting in Durban. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Police officers on the scene of the taxi rank shooting in Durban. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Durban - The new prosecutor assigned to the case of 11 men linked to the taxi shooting in Durban last week was seen leaving the court today surrounded by a huge police guard after their bail application was postponed.

State advocate Khumbu Shazi indicated to the court she needed time to consult with the investigating officer and the bail application has now been set down for September 10 and October 1 in the Durban magistrate's court.

Eleven people appeared in court on Wednesday after the shooting a week ago at the Brook Street taxi rank that left three people dead and three injured after gunmen opened fire. The incident was linked to the ongoing fight about taxi routes in the province.

Taxi boss Mfundo Gcaba, reportedly a nephew of President Jacob Zuma, is among the group of men accused of being involved in the deadly shooting.

However, advocate Jimmy Howse representing the 11 suspects earlier told the court the controversial taxi boss was not carrying a firearm when shooting broke out at the rank.

On Wednesday, Howse requested to the court that Gcaba (accused number 11) and William Kunene (accused number one) not be moved with the rest to Westville Prison, but should remain at Durban Central.

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