Family situation doesn’t secure bail
An Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) member, charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, was denied bail in the Brits Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
The court ruled that William Nyenyane, 29, did not provide compelling exceptional circumstances to be granted bail.
“The applicant indicated that he is married to two wives, has three children with one wife and one child with the other wife. He is employed as a machine operator at Hossy shaft and earns approximately R10 000 per month.
“However, we have people appearing in this court who are employed and have children … what makes the applicant’s circumstances different?” asked Magistrate Reagan Rosenberg.
“The applicant failed to provide exceptional circumstances so bail is denied.”
The case was postponed to November 7 in the Brits Regional Court.
Andries Nkome for Nyenyane had asked the court to release Nyenyane on bail considering that he was married to two women and had four children.
Nyenyane pleaded not guilty to the charges. – ANA