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Release of Ntumba murder accused will not cause public disorder

The law enforcement officials are anticipated again in court docket on 21 May. They’ve been charged with murder, tried murder and defeating the ends of justice.

The 4 law enforcement officials who allegedly killed Mthokozisi Ntumba appeared within the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on 24 March 2021. Ntumba was shot and killed when police fired rubber bullets at protesting college students in Braamfontein. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The 4 law enforcement officials charged in reference to the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba have been granted bail with some circumstances hooked up.

Ntumba was shot and killed when police fired rubber bullets throughout scholar demonstrations in Braamfontein earlier this month.

The 35-year-old father of three was not half of the protest.

READ: 4 law enforcement officials accused of murdering Mthokozisi Ntumba granted bail

The accused, Tshepiso Kekana, Boitumelo Motseothata, Madimetsa Legodi and Victor Mohammed, appeared within the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Friday.

While handing down judgement, Magistrate Sipho Sibayoni emphasised that there was no concrete proof that the 4 law enforcement officials have been a flight danger and that their launch would cause public disorder.

“No witnesses responded on outcries by both students and the general community. Further, no concrete evidence before the court that if released on bail, the applicants will undermine the workings of the criminal justice system. In the circumstances, the following order is made: “Applicants one to 4’s application to be launched on bail is granted.”

Sibayoni furthered outlined their bail conditions.

“Accused one to 4 ought to not threaten or intimidate any State witnesses immediately or not directly. Accused ought to apply for passports or any journey paperwork as from at this time till the finalisation of this matter.”

The law enforcement officials are anticipated again in court docket on 21 May.

They’ve been charged with murder, tried murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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