Hlophe granted R5 000 bail to Modack co-accused cop without hearing NPA evidence

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Judge John Hlophe.
Judge John Hlophe.
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Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe gave R5 000 bail to a police officer implicated in the murder of Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) detective Charl Kinnear without hearing any opposing evidence from the State.

Hlophe reversed that ruling hours after granting it, after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) filed an application for its rescission.

Among other things, the NPA argued Hlophe had ordered the release of AGU member Ashley Tabisher without actually knowing the serious nature of the charges he faced.

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