Court grants Kopong murder accused bail

Kopong murder accused granted bail: PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Kopong murder accused granted bail: PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

After several failed attempts, Broadhurst Magistrate Court finally granted Kopong murder accused bail. This is a matter in which former secondary school teacher, Barulaganye Aston was killed in a gruesome manner. Second accused Leufty Kosie and third accused Outlwile Aston were granted bail.

Magistrate Segomotso Phetogo who is holding the fort for her colleague Jobbie Moilatshimo who is out on sick off read out a ruling that the second and third accused deserve to be granted bail as there has been a change in circumstances in the case.

“On November 27 2022 the accused persons were denied bail because a six- year-old witness' statement was not recorded but now the statement has been recorded and recording of the statement marks a great change,” Phetogo stated. The Magistrate further added that the two accused do not pose any threat of being flight risk and also reiterated that having a passport is not reason enough that one can be a flight risk once given bail.

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