Chana cops’ case postponed

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Johannesburg - The trial of two police officers who allegedly shot at musician Khuli Chana was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday, his lawyer said.

“The defence for the police officers wanted to be given time to go through the docket, and also to consult with their clients as to whether they would plead guilty or not,” said Chana's lawyer Cliff Alexander.

The officers face charges of attempted murder.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was not in court.

Police shot at the award-winning musician's car when he allegedly failed to stop at a roadblock they had set up at a petrol station on the N1 in Midrand on October 28. Chana was wounded in the hand and back.

Police had been searching for a group of men who had kidnapped a Bedfordview, Johannesburg, businessman.

The officers allegedly mistook Chana's luxury sedan for that of the kidnappers.

The ransom money was to have been left at the petrol station. A police officer has since been arrested and charged with the kidnapping.

Magistrate Vincent Pienaar postponed the matter to May 30. - Sapa


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