Case against Field’s Hill driver deferred
THE case against a Swazi national whose lorry ploughed through four minibus taxis killing 24 people was postponed in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Sanele Goodness May’s case was postponed to April 2 to allow his lawyer Lindokuhle Mdletshe to make representations to the deputy director of public prosecutions as well as to allow the prosecution to serve the indictment.
It was not revealed in court what these representations were.
It had been expected that May would apply for bail, but Mdletshe told the court that new facts were being investigated and the defence was not yet ready to bring a fresh application. At May’s last appearance in February, Mdletshe said he had been informed that murder charges against his client would be dropped and replaced with 24 culpable homicide charges.
Magistrate Gwendolyn Robinson denied May bail last year, ruling he was a flight risk.