Long wait in custody for Mihalik murder accused

2019-02-15 15:20
Pete Mihalik (File, Son)

Pete Mihalik (File, Son)

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The three men accused of the murder of well known Cape Town defence lawyer Pete Mihalik will have a long wait in custody after a hiccup over documents delayed their planned bail application on Friday.

Vuyile Maliti, 35, Sizwe Sinzokohle Biyela, 26, and Nkosinathi Khumalo, 31, are accused of gunning down Mihalik on October 30, 2018, while he was doing the morning school run.

Security was tight, with at least five heavily armed and bulletproof-vested Anti-Gang Unit members lining the walls of the court. 

Their lawyers wanted paperwork such as a warning statement, and also wanted a video the prosecution has in its possession. 

READ: Men accused of murder of advocate Pete Mihalik back in court for bail application

Magistrate Greg Jacobs listened as prosecutor Helene Booysen said she did not have to hand over the video, but would provide a copy of the warning statements. 

However, she could not immediately locate a photocopying machine.  

The three were remanded until April 2 and were led back down into their cells to be taken to separate prisons. 

"The accused will remain in custody as before," said Jacobs.

During the hearing, a number of prominent criminal defence lawyers were present to observe the case. 

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