SA drug mule�s attorney wants appeal declared null and void

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The defence in a case in which the state is appealing against the return of drugs to South African drug mule, Tamara Azevedo, wants it (appeal) declared null and void.

The attorney for the now deceased Azevedo, Friday Leburu, has said before Judge Godfrey Nthomiwa of Lobatse High Court that the state was given ample time to make a decision on the ephedrine drugs, but failed to file the appeal on time. Leburu argued yesterday that there was no point in pursuing the matter, as his client is dead and therefore the case had to automatically collapse.

He pointed out that the deceased had not appointed an estate agent who could pursue the case on her behalf in the event she became incapacitated or is dead.

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