Warn­ing on key pa­pers in Bees Roux case

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - MO­GO­MOTSI MAGOME

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.

Leonard Eras­mus,

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.

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