Councillor’s murder case transferred to High Court


BY KEDIBONE MOLSETSI
A murder case against six suspects who allegedly killed Democratic Alliance councillor, Johannes Baatjies and his associate, Shuping Nose was transferred to Kimberley High Court on Monday.

The Hawks provincial spokesperson, Capt Philani Nkwalase said Zonisele Magawu (29), Charles Thompson Mpondomisa (39), Matthews Legodu (49) Richard Hasana (33), Paullis Mvuleni Mgcera (50) and Tsame Frak Baxane (31) appeared in Postmasburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The matter was referred to Kimberley High Court for trial from March 13 and all six suspects remain in custody as their bail application was denied last year.

They are facing the murder charges relating to the killing of Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor, Johannes Baatjies and his business associates Mr. Shupping Nose which occurred in August 2016,” Nkwalase said.

He added that Magawu was arrested shortly after the incidents, Mpondomisa, Legodu and Hasana were arrested in September while Mgcera and Baxane were arrested in October. 

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