Bail application of #CoffinAssault duo denied

2017-12-07 09:40

Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen have been denied bail in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court following an application for leave to appeal their sentences in the Supreme Court of Appeal.


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The bail application of the #CoffinAssault duo has been refused by Judge Mphahlele.

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Judge says there are no reasonable prospect of success on appeal.

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Judge Mphahlele says the applicants believe they will be successful in their appeal at the SCA.

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Adv. Basson says the application is not premature. 

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Gibbs says there hasn't been a bail application since Judge Mphahlele refused to grant them leave to appeal her sentence in October. 

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Adv Gibbs says if the petition fails the accused will "happily" go back to prison.

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Molokoane says they are other accused in similar situation - he says if the court grants the duo bail then the other accused must be heard as well.

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"The SCA might not even grant them permission to petition," says Molokoane.

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"In the video there is no evidence of any injuries on Mr Mlotshwa," says Adv Gibbs.

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 Judge Mphahlele says the video was self evident.

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Advocate Gibbs says the court should consider the prospects of the success of appeal and their personal circumstances. 

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Gibbs says Willem Oosthuizen has been proven guilty but another court might come to different conclusion.

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Advocate Wayne Gibbs for Willem Oosthuizen says this court has the discretion to effectively release the accused on bail pending the petition in the SCA. 

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The court is quite full now.

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Today the court is not as packed. There is just a handful of ANC supporters in court ahead of proceedings. It is drizzling outside.

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Willem Oosthuizen & Theo Jackson's lawyers have approached the Supreme Court of Appeal after Judge Segopotje Mphahlele denied their appeal bid following their sentencing in October. 

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