Prosecution fears for double murder accused�s life

Prosecutors say Phadisa could be harmed if granted bail
Prosecutors say Phadisa could be harmed if granted bail

The prosecution in a case in which Daniel Phadisa faces a double murder charge, says he should not be granted bail as irate family members of the deceased are baying for his blood.

Yesterday at the Broadhurst Magistrates Court, family members of the deceased packed the courtroom to the rafters in a show of solidarity that apparently spooked the prosecution.

State prosecutor, Onkemetse Modukanele pleaded with Magistrate Gaseitsewe Tonoki's court not to consider granting Phadisa bail because doing so might put his life in danger. “The matter is still fresh in the minds of the community. The accused person faces serious offences of double murder which to date are still fresh in the minds of the deceased’s family. Today as you can see, the courtroom is fully-packed. I suspect majority of these people are the deceased’s family members. I suspect that their turn up might be a reflection that they are still fuming about the accused’ person’s actions,” Modukanele said. Modukanele went on to say that the prosecution is still waiting for a postmortem report from the pathologist.

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