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Tshegofatso Ngobeni
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5 Sep 2017
12:11 pm

Ayepyep-killing accused to appear in court for third time

Tshegofatso Ngobeni

The suspect appeared in court last Tuesday on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The man accused of killing a woman in Sunnyside recently will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court again on Tuesday.

James Ngoasheng, 30, appeared in court last Tuesday on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

He was informed by the magistrate last week that he would remain in custody for further investigation.

The prosecutor offered a slightly different take, arguing the case had been postponed so the state could confirm Ngoasheng’s correct residential address, Rekord East reported.

The prosecutor argued the defence had said the accused resided in Sunnyside, but the investigating officer, who was not in court during the hearing, had alleged that the landlord had informed him the accused was planning to move out at the end of August.

For this reason, the prosecutor argued that it would not be appropriate for the accused to proceed with a bail application until his correct residential address was verified.

The defence argued for continuation as the investigating officer had confirmed the correct residential address in Limpopo.

But when the magistrate asked whether the accused resided in Limpopo or Sunnyside, the defence claimed the parents lived in Limpopo.

The prosecutor said the investigating officer had located the accused’s friend or brother in Centurion, who could verify where the accused lived, and hence requested a postponement to September 5, while the defence wanted September 4.

The magistrate settled on September 5, and remanded the accused in custody until then.

The prosecutor pleaded with the accused lawyer for help.

“I would like my colleague to give us the correct address,” he asked.

Caxton News Service

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