Warning on key papers in Bees Roux case
A TSHWANE Metro Police employee has been warned to appear in court with documents that could prove critical to the fate of Blue Bulls rugby player Bees Roux.
The warning was issued yesterday by Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair.
The documents include personal records that may reveal that Sergeant Johannes Mogale – who was allegedly beaten to death by Roux in August – was facing internal disciplinary charges of corruption and bribery.
an employee in the Metro Police investigations unit, has been subpoenaed to present the documents when Roux appears in court on February 8.
Access to the documents has now been clouded with controversy and suspicion after it emerged that a senior Metro Police officer issued “an instruction” that these documents should not be handed over to Roux’s defence team.
Roux’s lawyer, Rudi Krause, confirmed that the documents were personnel records that dealt with Mogale’s disciplinary charges.
“The documents relate to outstanding disciplinary processes against all the officers who were involved with this incident.”
NPA spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said investigations on the case were close to completion and that the defence would soon be handed the docket. Roux is expected back in court on February 8 , where a date is expected to be set for trial in the Pretoria High Court.
Meanwhile, the case against Vusi Ntloko, who allegedly picked up Roux’s bank cards on the morning that Mogale was killed, was also postponed to February 8 for further investigations.
RECORDS: Blue Bulls player Bees Roux outside court.