Crash attorney wants bail conditions amended
The Durban attorney who is accused of killing three people in a car accident wants his driver’s license back.
Koobashan Naicker, who is facing 21 charges including causing the deaths of Gillian Bell, her eight-year-old son, Connor, and 19-year-old Carmen Hunter, told the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday that he intended amending his bail conditions.
Part of Naicker’s R50 000 bail condition was that he surrender his driver’s license.
Naicker’s attorney, Sanil Singh, asked the court to postpone the matter to a date when Naicker’s new attorney, Jimmy Howse, who will represent him at his trial, would be available.
In addition to three counts of murder, Naicker also faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol; reckless and negligent driving; robbery; assault; malicious damage to property; and failing to adhere to a traffic inspector’s instructions. Police allege that Naicker was driving an SUV on the bridge on Ruth First Highway (M4) and that his vehicle collided with Carmen Hunter’s scooter. Hunter died at the scene.
The impact is believed to have caused his vehicle and the scooter to collide with the Toyota Yaris in which Bell and her son, were travelling. They were also killed.
In August Naicker was suspended from practising as an attorney.
When he was granted bail, he was ordered to hand in his driver’s licence and not to drive a vehicle again.
He is due back in court on November 18.