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.