Kanye robbery suspects denied bail

Kanye robbery suspects
Kanye robbery suspects

Four of the seven suspects in a cash loan robbery that left a police officer and one suspect dead in Kanye a few weeks ago, have been denied bail.

The four accused, Malibongwe Moyo, Evans Mhiwatiwa both Zimbabweans, together with locals Gaofenngwe Seitiso and Thuso Tankomane, on Friday appeared before Kanye Principal Magistrate Janet Phosa for their bail ruling.

When denying them bail, Phosa said it was in the best interest of the society for the suspects to be remanded in custody. “I am not denying that the suspects need their liberty as they have not yet been tried, but here the best interest of society ought to be considered and both the society and the suspects’ safety,” she said.

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