Bail bid for NFP accused

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IOL pics Nov9 sheizi Siya Dlamini, an Inkatha Freedom Party member was shot outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court in full view of police and television cameras. Picture: Independent Newspapers

Durban - A National Freedom Party (NFP) councillor, who allegedly killed an IFP member outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court, is expected to apply for bail in the Durban Regional Court on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Mzonjani Zulu, an eThekwini city councillor, made a brief appearance in court and the case was adjourned for a formal bail application.

The court heard that prosecutor Blackie Swart would be dealing with the bail application, but a court still had to be allocated to hear the case.

A few NFP members and Zulu’s relatives were present in court.

Zulu was arrested in October when Siya Dlamini was shot dead in front of police and journalists.

Both men were among IFP and NFP members who were attending the court appearance of NFP councillor Mgezeni Gwala, his son, Bonginhlanhla, and their friend, Sibusiso Ncengwa.

They were facing charges of killing IFP supporter Cebile Shezi, who was gunned down when the IFP members were marching against the abduction and murder of eThekwini IFP councillor Themba Xulu.

Another man, Skhumbuzo Nxumalo, and Gwala’s other son, Celimpilo, have also been charged in connection with Shezi’s murder.

The five will appear in court tomorrow for a bail ruling. - The Mercury


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