High Court grants him E50 000 bail

Observer on Saturday - - News -

Ap­pear­ing be­fore Judge Cyril Maphanga yes­ter­day morn­ing, Mthembu was granted bail fixed at E50 000 by the High Court.

How­ever since the Crown rep­re­sented by Crown Coun­sel Mandla Dlamini did not op­pose the bail ap­pli­ca­tion, Mthembu was or­dered to pay E10 000 in cash and E40 000 in form of a surety.

Mthembu in his bail ap­pli­ca­tion had pleaded with the court to re­lease him since he is a sickly per­son with high blood pres­sure adding that his life was at risk.

“My life is at risk and I do not have a spare one, my con­tin­ued in­car­cer­a­tion has se­ri­ous reper­cus­sions as I am a sickly per­son suf­fer­ing from high blood pres­sure,” he sub­mit­ted.

He told the court that upon his re­lease, he shall abide by all bail con­di­tions the court may deem fit, and these in­clude that he sur­ren­ders his pass­port or travel doc­u­ment to the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers and should not apply for a new one pend­ing fi­nal­i­sa­tion of the case.

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