Four police officers accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba granted R8k bail each

26 March 2021 - 14:27
By Kgaugelo Masweneng

The four public order police unit officials accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba were granted bail by the Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Friday.

Cidrass Motseothata, Madimetsa Legodi, Victor Mohammed and Tshepiso Kekana were each granted bail of R8,000 bail - with conditions.

“The accused should not threaten witnesses, should not contact witnesses nor apply for passports or any other travel documents from today,” said magistrate Sipho Sibanyoni.

The accused submitted to the court that they are permanent residents in SA, their families are in SA, and “there is no concrete evidence before this court that should the applicants be released, they will threaten witnesses”,

The case was postponed to May 21 for further investigation.

A poster for Mthokozisi Ntumba at the scene where he was allegedly killed by police officers in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE A poster for Mthokozisi Ntumba at the scene where he was allegedly killed by police officers in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Ntumba died when the police fired rubber bullets at protesting Wits University students. He was shot while leaving a clinic in Braamfontein.

The four accused are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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