Uranium case back in Durban court

2013-12-18 09:10


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Johannesburg - The case against two men caught in possession of unenriched uranium is due to resume in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The case was previously postponed for further investigation and for the prosecution to receive a report from the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation on the substance they had seized.

Sibusiso Mkhize and Sasa Vulay were arrested on 14 November. In addition to the uranium, they were found in possession of ecstasy tablets.

The two were also due to apply for bail.

The National Prosecuting Authority previously said Mkhize was a South African and that investigators were still trying to confirm Vulay's nationality.

The Agence France-Presse news agency reported last month that the uranium was 0.38 percent made up of the U-235 isotope, which is split in a fission reaction.

That level is well below the average 0.7% U-235 found in natural uranium and the 90 percent level needed to be considered weapons grade.
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