SANDF murder: Only one of five accused intends applying for bail

2019-10-04 14:18
Staff Sergeant Michael Njomane (Supplied)

Staff Sergeant Michael Njomane (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The State will be opposing bail for the only person out of five arrested for the murder of a soldier, who intends making a bid for release before his trial, the Blue Downs District Court heard on Friday.

However, the application itself was stalled when the private lawyer for the man standing in the dock in a Kappa windbreaker and jeans told the court that they still had to iron out the financial instructions.

Once this was done, she could bring the bail application.

The five may not be named by court order.

A 15-year-old boy is among the five accused of the murder of SA National Defence Force Staff Sergeant Michale Njomane in Blue Downs.

They face charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping, and their court appearances have been split up so that those who are not applying for bail do not have to be in court. 

READ | Body found in the boot of a burnt vehicle

The other four have abandoned bail applications.

Njomane's body was found in the boot of a burning government car after the fire brigade put out the blaze in Blue Downs on August 18.

The teen is also linked to an unrelated rape case, understood to involve the gang rape of two girls who were walking across a field.

Kuils River police had made the link to the gang rape case after he was arrested for the murder of the soldier.

The case of the single person applying for bail on Friday was postponed to October 18.

He went back into custody.

Read more on:    cape town  |  courts  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.