Third sus­pect in lawyer’s mur­der ap­pears in court


Na­tional Pros­e­cut­ing Au­thor­ity spokesper­son Eric Ntabazalila said Mal­iti was of Kuils River, while the other two ac­cused hailed from KwaZulu-Natal and needed a Zulu in­ter­preter dur­ing court pro­ceed­ings.

Mag­is­trate Greg Ja­cobs granted State pros­e­cu­tor He­lene Booy­sen’s re­quest to hold the sus­pects in sep­a­rate pris­ons for their own safety.

The first two sus­pects were ar­rested just af­ter Mi­ha­lik, 50, was shot in the head as he dropped his chil­dren off at their pri­vate school in Green Point.

The State al­leged that the ac­cused in­ten­tion­ally at­tempted to kill Mi­ha­lik’s son by “shoot­ing him in the face and head with a firearm and thereby in­flict­ing se­ri­ous and po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing in­juries”.

The third and fourth charges re­late to the al­leged pos­ses­sion of a 9mm un­li­censed firearm and am­mu­ni­tion.

There has been much spec­u­la­tion sur­round­ing Mi­ha­lik’s mur­der, with al­le­ga­tions that a R1 mil­lion hit on him was or­dered from a jail cell.

The case has been post­poned to No­vem­ber 15.

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