Fam­ily sit­u­a­tion doesn’t se­cure bail

The Citizen (KZN) - - NEWS -

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

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