Late for court

The Rep - - THE TWIZZA BONKOLO MARATHON 2015 - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

THE case against five men ac­cused of the R1.3-mil­lion rob­bery of Daks In­ter­na­tional in Queen­stown in 2012 hit an un­ex­pected de­lay on Wed­nes­day, with the trial post­poned for Fe­bru­ary next year.

Musa Manake, Austen Luyanda Myalwa, Oupa Maphosa, Oros Mafenuka and Mkhut­hazi Gxaleka ap­peared in the Queen­stown Mag­is­trate Court on Wed­nes­day, af­ter the court was de­layed as Myalwa and Mafenuka were not de­liv­ered to court from Sada pri­son.

The court had to wait for three hours for the two ac­cused to ar­rive. The men are fac­ing charges of armed rob­bery, rob­bing a se­cu­rity of­fi­cer of a cell­phone and con­spir­acy to com­mit crime. Mag­is­trate Fundile Dot­wana re­fer­ring to Myalwa and Ma­genu, said “there was a mis­take in di­aris­ing the date in which they are go­ing to ap­pear in court.”

The case was post­poned to Fe­bru­ary 24, 25 and 26 next year.

“Manake, Myalwa and Ma­genuka are in cus­tody and Maphosa and Gxaleka are out on bail.”

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