Tyo­lo­lo bail ap­pe­al: new la­wy­er of­fers ‘new facts’

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Crime - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

For­mer Knys­na Taxi Fo­rum se­cre­ta­ry Mand­la Tyo­lo­lo, who is accu­sed of con­spi­ra­cy to com­mit the mur­der in Ju­ly of lo­cal coun­cil­lor Vic­tor Mo­lo­si, is ha­ving a­not­her go at ap­plying for bail, af­ter his first at­tempt was de­nied by the Knys­na Ma­gi­stra­te’s Court in Oc­to­ber.

He ap­pea­red on T­hurs­day 15 No­vem­ber, t­his ti­me with his new coun­sel, ad­vo­ca­te E­zra Mor­ri­son, af­ter lo­cal at­tor­ney Carl Jep­pe wit­hdrew his ser­vi­ces e­ar­lier t­his month.

Mor­ri­son said her client is re­ap­plying for bail ba­sed on new facts. “It is my plea and pray­er that the court will view the­se as sub­stan­ti­al facts,” she said Mor­ri­son.

S­ta­te pro­se­cu­tor Van­da­na P­re­m­chand re­spon­ded: “Bail was de­nied, so t­he­re are fi­nan­ci­al con­se­quen­ces and I don’t feel that the­se are new facts. The­se points ha­ve been can­vas­sed in the o­ri­gi­nal bail ap­pli­ca­ti­on. With that being said, I op­po­se bail ap­pli­ca­ti­on.

“As for the de­fen­ce saying our ca­se is we­ak, that is their o­pi­ni­on and we be­lie­ve we ha­ve a strong ca­se.”

Ma­gi­stra­te F­lip­pie Hendricks re­man­ded the mat­ter to 27 No­vem­ber.

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