‘Hit’ trial on July 21

The Rep - - NEWS - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

THE case against Bukiwe Gqola, the wife of lo­cal tav­erner Eric Genu, who sur­vived a sus­pected hit last year, has been post­poned to July 21 for trail.

Gqola, who stands ac­cused of con­spir­ing to kill her hus­band on May 2, 2014, ap­peared alone in the Queen­stown Re­gional Court last Thurs­day. Genu was shot in his house in Enku­l­ulek­weni last year, but sur­vived.

Gqola and four other sus­pects were later ar­rested and charged with at­tempted mur­der and con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der, but the charges against three of the sus­pects - Them­bisile Gcuze, Mandisa Gashiya and Sindiswa Lu­futha - were with­drawn in De­cem- ber last year. On May 8, The Rep re­ported that the Direc­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions had with­drawn the charges against Mafanya and re­in­stated the charges against Lu­futha.

On Thurs­day mag­is­trate Mpu­tumi Mpofu said the trail would start on July 21.

The state pros­e­cu­tor was Nceba Ntelwa and the de­fence at­tor­ney Zoleka Ponoane.

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