Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
1 Jun 2021
5:13 pm

Prosecutor facing charges for making farm attack case disappear

Sipho Mabena

A 2019 case against one of the accused in the Coka brothers' murder was supposedly 'mediated' and withdrawn without the knowledge of the complainant.

Protestors outside the Piet Retief Magistrate's Court during the bail hearing for the five accused in the case in which the Coka brothers were shot and killed on 19 April 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

A KwaZulu-Natal prosecutor is facing charges of defeating the ends of justice and corruption for allegedly making a case of malicious damage to property against a Mpumalanga farmer disappear. The case was withdrawn without the knowledge of the complainant while the suspect, Volkrust farmer Daniel Malan, 38, was in prison awaiting bail on charges of the double murder of the Coka brothers. ALSO READ: Pampoenkraal farm living up to its killing fields moniker Opened by a farm dweller at iNgogo police station, the case, which had been dragging on since November 2019, was curiously withdrawn through “mediation” on 15 April...