McBride cop as­sault trial put on hold

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THE TRIAL of for­mer Ekurhu­leni metro po­lice­man Hen­drik De­ge­naar was post­poned in the Pre­to­ria Re­gional Court yes­ter­day.

The trial has been sched­uled to re­sume on Novem­ber 6.

For­mer Ekurhu­leni metro po­lice­man Itumelome Koko, tes­ti­fy­ing for the State, told the court he saw De­ge­naar grip­ping a man by his throat at the scene of an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing ex-metro po­lice chief Robert McBride.

Koko had stopped at an ac­ci­dent scene when he re­alised the car that had crashed be­longed to McBride.

De­ge­naar has pleaded not guilty to charges of as­sault and de­feat­ing the ends of jus­tice.

Koko will be cros­sex­am­ined by the de­fence in Novem­ber. – Sapa

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