‘start now…’

Pretoria News - - Metro - ZELDA VEN­TER zelda.ven­ter@inl.co.za

IN an un­usual turn of events, the three Le­gal Aid at­tor­neys de­fend­ing the five men ac­cused of mur­der­ing ac­tor and foot­ball player Du­misani Masilela wanted the trial to start im­me­di­ately.

This was de­spite the fact that they had not yet re­ceived the case docket.

On Mon­day, the five were still with­out a lawyer. The case was post­poned to yes­ter­day to en­able Le­gal Aid South Africa to pro­vide them with a lawyer.

While this was done this week, the three lawyers had lit­tle time to con­sult with the ac­cused, who were all await­ing trial in jail.

Two of the ac­cused were ar­rested in June and the other in Au­gust.

The State un­der­took to hand the docket over to the lawyers by yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. The three lawyers said they would study it overnight and they would be ready to pro­ceed with the trial by to­day.

BONGANI John Ma­som­buka, Sfundo Har­ri­son Nkosi, Khum­buzo Solomon Mukhuba, Brian Makhubedu and Mashudu Malema are ac­cused of mur­der­ing ac­tor and foot­baller Dumi Masilela. |

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