Kid­nap and as­sault ca­se pos­t­po­ned

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Knys­na Sec­tor 4 Com­mu­ni­ty Forum mem­bers L­wan­do Zak­he and N­do­yi Ma­jo­ba brief­ly ap­pea­red in the lo­cal ma­gi­stra­te’s court on Mon­day 6 Au­gust af­ter they we­re ar­res­ted on 6 May on char­ges of kid­nap and as­sault.

The con­di­ti­on of the pair’s re­le­a­se on bail was to re­frain from com­mu­ni­ca­ting with the wit­nes­ses in­vol­ved in the ca­se. The sus­pects al­le­ge to ha­ve been wrong­ful­ly ar­res­ted, but Knys­na po­li­ce spo­kes­per­son Ser­ge­ant Chris S­pies said it is al­le­ged t­hat they ab­ducted an 11-y­e­ar-old victim and as­saul­ted him whi­le they we­re tra­vel­ling in a mo­tor vehi­cle.

He said an in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on in­to this mat­ter led to the ar­rest of both sus­pects. “The fact t­hat this mat­ter is cur­rent­ly at court is an in­di­ca­ti­on of a pri­ma fa­cie ca­se a­gainst the sus­pects. They we­re the­re­fo­re not wrong­ful­ly ar­res­ted,” he said. He ad­ded t­hat nu­me­rous meet­ings we­re held in Sec­tor 4 to ad­dress the al­le­ga­ti­ons of vi­gi­lan­tism and an ap­pe­al was ma­de to the com­mu­ni­ty to re­frain from ta­king the law in­to their hands.

Their ca­se was de­fer­red to 15 Au­gust for furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

P­ho­to: N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

A group of Knys­na’s Sec­tor 4 Com­mu­ni­ty Forum mem­bers ca­me out in sup­port of two mem­bers accu­sed of kid­nap­ping and as­sault. They we­re in court this week, and the mat­ter was pos­t­po­ned for furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

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