Officers left scene with out serving to the dying Ntumba, courtroom hears
The accused within the homicide of Mthokozisi Ntumba checked out him and drove a methods from the crime scene with out serving to him, the Johannesburg Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom docket heard on Wednesday.
This was once printed within the affidavit of IPID investigating officer Judy Thwala in opposition to the formal bail utility of 4 cops who allegedly shot and killed Ntumba whereas dispersing protesting college students on 10 March.
“In its place of preserving the crime scene and serving to the sufferer, they left the scene.
“Candidates purchased into the Nyala and drove away even after an eyewitness alerted them of the injured deceased,” the affidavit -which was once learn out by prosecutor Nkosinathi Zuma – acknowledged.
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The courtroom docket heard purposes from the accused – Tshephisho Kekana, 27, Cidraas Motseothatha, 43, Madimetja Legodi, 37, and Victor Mohammed, 51 – who’re provisionally charged with homicide, three of tried homicide and defeating the ends of justice.
The police watchdog’s affidavit printed Ntumba was once shot and killed with a rubber bullet at shut differ, roughly 4m.
Thwala acknowledged upon arrival on the scene, she discovered the deceased mendacity on the pavement with three bullet wounds.
“The stage of violence on this matter is obvious within the accidents inflicted on the deceased, an innocent bystander who posed no chance,” the affidavit learn out by Zuma acknowledged.
As correctly as, it added, the candidates had neglected the chance of worthy wound or lack of life by capturing at shut differ and abruptly on non-violent college students.
Ahead of the lunch adjournment, the courtroom docket heard purposes from Kekana and Motseothatha, who pleaded with the courtroom docket that it was once within the pursuits of justice to originate them on bail.
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After lunch, it heard Legodi might maybe presumably should even be launched as he’s the breadwinner of his household and had two minor younger of us who relied on him.
As correctly as, he acknowledged his siblings had been unemployed and his mother was once a pensioner.
Mohammed – in his utility – suggested the courtroom docket he was once a husband, father and his spouse and minor youngster had been completely counting on him. His spouse, who was once retrenched, submitted an affidavit to the courtroom docket begging the courtroom docket to originate her husband on bail as she believed he was once not a violent explicit individual.
Thwala submitted the Convey had a strong case in opposition to the accused.
“They’re charged with offences which are severe in nature. I submit that the Convey has a strong case in opposition to them.
“The originate of the candidates will motive further trauma and public peace will most positively be undermined,” the affidavit added. The accused, who’re in custody, are due assist in courtroom docket on Friday for bail judgment.
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