Bail for 6 accused of torching KZN councillor’s house

2016-07-12 17:53

Durban – Six of the seven people accused of setting fire to a KwaZulu-Natal ANC councillor’s house and car were granted bail on Tuesday, police said.

The Umhlali Magistrate’s Court granted each of them R2 000 bail, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said.

The seventh person would remain in custody until July 14, pending further investigations.    

The seven, aged between 23 and 45, were arrested on Monday. They allegedly set fire to the local councillor’s house and car in Shaka’s Head, Umhlali, in February.  

They face charges of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property.  

"It took the detectives almost five months to gather evidence and they managed to trace the suspects in the area," Zwane said.    

They would be back in court on August 18.    

 

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