Bail bid in ANC murder case postponed

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Klerksdorp - The bail application of eight men implicated in the murder of ANC North West official Obuti Chika was postponed on Wednesday, said the Hawks.

The group appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court and their bail application was postponed to March 4 and 5, said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

“Next week will be the conclusion of the bail application,” he said.

Chika, 33, was shot at point-blank range in the driveway of his home in Alabama, Klerksdorp, on December 14. He died later in the Klerksdorp Hospital.

Local government MEC China Dodovu was among those arrested for Chika's murder.

The suspected trigger-man, Sihlangu Sekhakhane, was also arrested. He led police to Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal, where the suspected murder weapon was found.

The other accused are community member Jeffrey Letuka, North West provincial ANC Youth League chairman Papiki Baboile, ward secretary Paul Molomonyane, councillor Itumeleng Molebatsi, municipal worker William Malefo and taxi driver Kgotso Kali. - Sapa


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