Bail application of murder-accused VIP protection member postponed

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Duncan Alfreds, News24

The Polokwane Magistrate's Court has rolled over the bail application of a murder-accused member of the VIP Protection Services.

Sergeant Mphela Kenneth Mokwena, 36, was expected to bring a formal bail application on Tuesday.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said the hearing was adjourned until Wednesday.

Mokwena allegedly shot and killed Moloto Kenneth Shongwe, 43, at a liquor outlet in Polokwane on 22 May.

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Malabi-Dzhangi said Shongwe was in a vehicle, waiting for his girlfriend who was inside the store, when Mokwena allegedly approached the vehicle and fired at him before fleeing.

"Shongwe was certified dead on the scene by medical emergency personnel. Mokwena was arrested on 23 May, after he handed himself over to the police at Polokwane police station," said Malabi-Dzhangi.

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