'Drop these charges' - Moon case
GOLDEN Arrows player Bryce Moon will make an application to the Randburg Magistrate's Court to have all charges against him withdrawn.
Moon, 27, will lodge an application before Magistrate Vincent Pienaar to drop charges brought against him by the state following the 2009 car crash that claimed the life of domestic worker Mavis Ncube.
Sapa reports the case was postponed until tomorrow (Thursday) as the magistrate was sick.
The 27-year-old soccer player faces charges of murder, alternatively attempted murder, drunken driving, alternatively drunken driving, and reckless or negligent driving.
Charges against Moon were previously withdrawn, but were reinstated in April last year.
Advocate Naren Sangham for Moon said yesterday he was not convinced that evidence brought by State witnesses was good enough to secure a conviction against his client.
"It is because of this reason that we will ask the court to discharge him on all charges," he said.
Earlier, in March, Sangham made an application for the court to disregard evidence contained in an accident report compiled by the state's accident reconstruction expert, arguing that it was based on unreliable statements and witnesses.
Ncube was killed in the early hours of June 29 2009 in Sandhurst, Johannesburg, when Moon, who was allegedly driving at high speed, failed to negotiate a bend.
Ncube was walking with her cousin Thandie Sibanda.
The soccer star was allegedly driving at high speed of more than 120km/h in a 60km zone and is said to have veered off the road for about 4.8metres.
He hit Ncube, who died later in hospital.
Moon was returning from the Confederations Cup celebrations in Sandton and was travelling with two friends.
One of the two doctors who examined Moon at the Morningside Clinic, Michelle Theonissen, testified yesterday that she treated Moon on the morning of the crash.
Theonissen said that she had left the ward briefly, but returned after hearing a noise.
The court heard that when she returned, she found a nursing sister calling 10111 after Moon became aggressive.
One of Moon's friends, Diego Donnelly, who was also in the car at the time of the crash, testified that he was too drunk and did not see how the accident had unfolded.