Gwala case moved to Mtubatuba Regional Court
THE trial against Dumisani Gwala, accused of being a rhino horn trade ‘kingpin’, is expected to be heard in the Mtubatuba Regional Court today (Thursday).
This after Gwala appeared in the Ngwelezana Regional Court yesterday where his attorney, Mpume Linda, is said to have made submissions as to why the case should not be moved to Mtubatuba.
The court heard that Linda would be withdrawing as Gwala’s attorney, leaving him unrepresented as the State prepares to proceed with the trial.
At the time of his arrest in 2014, Gwala was believed to have been involved in about 80% of the illegal rhino horn trade in KZN.
Gwala, together with his co-accused Wiseman Makeba and Aubrey Dlamini, face a combined 10 charges relating to the illegal purchase and possession of rhino horn‚ and of resisting arrest.