Gwala case moved to Mtu­batuba Re­gional Court

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS -

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.

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