Alleged cop killer abandons bail bid

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  • Mxoleleni Sikhala appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and abandoned his bail bid.
  • He stands accused of the murders of Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko, 46, and Constable Mninawa Breakfast, 28, who were gunned down in Phumla Street, Bloekombos.
  • Meanwhile, three men appeared in the Khayelitsha Regional Court on Monday morning for the illegal possession of firearms believed to belong to the murdered cops.

The man accused of murdering two on-duty police officers in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, just over a week ago has abandoned his bail application.

Mxoleleni Sikhala made a brief appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning. He is charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko, 46, and Constable Mninawa Breakfast, 28, were on patrol in Phumla Street, Bloekombos, when they were ambushed and their service weapons stolen.

News24 previously reported a woman, who was also in the police van, was shot and hospitalised following the ambush. 

Sikhala said he would not be applying for bail and his case was postponed to 5 May for further investigation. 

READ | Service firearms of slain Cape Town cops found after raid

Meanwhile, three men - Simamkele Lesaoana, 29, Bonginkosi Fobosi, 33, and Lucas Kasane, 30 - appeared in the Khayelitsha Regional Court on Monday morning, facing charges of being in the possession of illegal firearms.

Two of the firearms are believed to belong to the slain police officers.

One of the firearms is believed to be the weapon used to kill the cops.  

The case against all three accused has been postponed to 15 March for bail information.

The accused were held in custody.


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