Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
27 Mar 2021
5:17 am

Mixed reactions to Wits cops’ bail success

Bernadette Wicks

Constable Tshepiso Kekana; sergeants Boitumelo Motseothata and Madimetja Legodi; and warrant officer Victor Nkosinathi Mohammed were granted bail of R8000 each.

Four police officers who allegedly killed Mthokozisi Ntumba were granted bail at Johannesburg magistrates court, 24 March 2021. Ntumba was shot and killed when police fired rubber bullets at protesting students in Braamfontein. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Wits University SRC president Mpendulo Mfeka was yesterday deeply disappointed after the four officers accused of Mthokozisi Ntumba’s murder were granted bail. The 35-year-old civil servant and father died after allegedly being shot with rubber bullets during student protests this month. He was caught in the crossfire during running battles between police and the students, while he was leaving his doctor’s rooms. The four officers – constable Tshepiso Kekana; sergeants Boitumelo Motseothata and Madimetja Legodi; and warrant officer Victor Nkosinathi Mohammed– are facing one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder and one count of defeating the ends of...