Abraham Magagula of the Nazareth District Taxi Association (NDTA), handed himself over to the Middelburg Police on September 2, following the killing of Mr Mahlangu on August 30.
The deceased was shot during a protest action staged by MDTA over the Extension 24 and Rockdale routes. Magagula is being represented by Katlego Dolamo of Dolamo K Inc Attorneys. The investigating officer, Sergeant Amos Malatji, opposed bail stating the seriousness of the charge and that the lives of the witnesses and accused may be in danger.
Sgt Malatji also said the release of Magagula could lead to more violence between the rival taxi associations.
During the two hour bail application protesters picketed outside the court building. Judgment in the bail application of Magagula has been reserved until next week Thursday.
Magagula will hear his fate next week Thursday when the Magistrate’s Court makes a ruling.