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A 30-YEAR-OLD man charged with mur­der in East­wood on New Year’s Day has been granted bail of R2 000.

Kuit Henry (30) is al­leged to have shot Mur­dock Thomas (25) three times — twice in the chest and once in the arm. Thomas died at the scene.

State prose­cu­tor Patty David told Pi­eter­mar­itzburg mag­is­trate Nico Kin­n­ears that there was no ob­jec­tion to bail be­ing granted be­cause Henry has a fixed ad­dress and is per­ma­nently em­ployed. After the in­ci­dent, he con­tacted po­lice and did not flee the scene.

His at­tor­ney, Farheim Ebrahim, said Henry acted in self-de­fence. He has no pend­ing cases or pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

Kin­n­ears or­dered Henry not to en­ter East­wood while on bail. He stressed that Henry should only come to the city for this case and no other rea­son.

Kin­n­ears added that he should re­side in Mooi River where he is work­ing.

The mat­ter was ad­journed to Fe­bru­ary 27.

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