‘Hit’ trial on July 21
THE case against Bukiwe Gqola, the wife of local taverner Eric Genu, who survived a suspected hit last year, has been postponed to July 21 for trail.
Gqola, who stands accused of conspiring to kill her husband on May 2, 2014, appeared alone in the Queenstown Regional Court last Thursday. Genu was shot in his house in Enkululekweni last year, but survived.
Gqola and four other suspects were later arrested and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, but the charges against three of the suspects - Thembisile Gcuze, Mandisa Gashiya and Sindiswa Lufutha - were withdrawn in Decem- ber last year. On May 8, The Rep reported that the Director of Public Prosecutions had withdrawn the charges against Mafanya and reinstated the charges against Lufutha.
On Thursday magistrate Mputumi Mpofu said the trail would start on July 21.
The state prosecutor was Nceba Ntelwa and the defence attorney Zoleka Ponoane.