Monday, September 28, 2009

Accused’s freedom bid fails

Say it with a sting.....

28 September 2009
Dudu Busani


DENIED: Celiwe Mbokazi

CELIWE Mbokazi’s bid to stay out of prison failed on Friday when the Johannesburg high court rejected her application for a discharge.

Mbokazi’s counsel, Dumisani Mkhwanazi, brought the application before court last week, stating there was not enough evidence against his client, so all charges against her should be dropped.

Judge Piet Meyer, after also dismissing discharge applications by three of Mbokazi’s co-accused, postponed the matter to December 14 for the defence to resume its case.
Mbokazi is on trial for the murder of her tourism mogul husband Franz Richter, 80.
He was gunned down in what seemed to be a robbery, allegedly by Tshepo Chirwa, Vincent Dlamini, Dumisani Xulu and Gilbert Mosadi, on his property, Heia Safari Ranch, in Muldersdrift in 2007.

Mbokazi’s alleged motive for having her husband killed was the R1million she stood to inherit from his estate and the fact that she was pregnant with co- accused Mazwi Khumalo’s child.

Sowetan News

Comments by Sonny

A temporary sigh of relief for "Piet Polisieman!"



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