Article by: Dumisane Dube
The bail application for the three suspects facing murder and attempted murder charges linked to the killings during the unrest in Phoenix has been postponed to 12 August in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court.
Dylan Govender, 29, his older brother Ned Govender, 30, and 39-year-old Jeetendra Jaikissoon are all facing a charge of murder.
The accused appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Friday for day three of their bail application.
The court heard that an attorney dealing with the Governder brothers case had been receiving death threats and that several lawyers have declined to take on the case because they are scared.
On Tuesday, the court heard evidence from the investigating office that it had CCTV footage of the incident which showed five unarmed black men being attacked by a group of Indian men who were armed.
The Govender brothers want to appoint a new attorney and advocate after the withdrawal of Advocate Kessie Naidu during the bail application, citing ethical reasons.
The State is alleging that the accused acted in common purpose which resulted in the death of 19 year old Mondli Majola.
According to Mondli’s mother Nombuso Majola, he had left their home in Zwelisha at around 1pm to accompany his friend to Phoenix to buy a box of cigarettes for his shop and was found at the morgue with three gunshot wounds in his back.
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