Judge sorry about penis trial delay

A DURBAN high court judge yesterday apologised to two brothers accused of murder for their trial taking too long.

A DURBAN high court judge yesterday apologised to two brothers accused of murder for their trial taking too long.

Judge Guide Penzhorn said the reason for the delay was that there was no court available.

"We simply can't get a court."

The case against the two former police inspectors, Brian and Leon Steven, was postponed to April 1.

They are accused of killing four men in an argument sparked by the size of penises.

They are accused of shooting dead Shawn Strydom, Nick Jansen van Rensburg, Rory Menzes and Bruce Edwards on September 10 2008 at the Merseyside pub in Umbilo.

At the time of the shootings the police said the argument began when a man made a comment about another patron's penis in the pub's urinals.

Prosecutor Gary Williams said the state case was complete.

It emerged that shots fired on the night of the killings were from a service pistol belonging to one of the brothers.

On Monday a witness, Nithianandan Ganess, told the court he was called a "coolie" just before the murders.

On Tuesday Dr Clive Moodley gave evidence on gunshot residue found during postmortems performed on the victims' bodies.

The Steven brothers are out on R5000 bail each. - Sapa

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