Khuli Chana case postponed

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chana cops INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Sam Baloyi and Mduduzi Nzuza. File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu

Johannesburg - The case against two police officers accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The matter was postponed to June 20. One of the accused, Mduduzi Mfundisi Nzuza's mother had died. He was out of the province to attend to the funeral.

A trial date was set for September 8 and was expected to be completed by the 12th.

Sam Baloyi and Nzuza have been charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment, failure to take reasonable precautions to avoid danger, and negligent use of a firearm.

The pair allegedly shot at the award-winning musician's car when he failed to stop at a roadblock they had set up at a petrol station on the N1 in Midrand on October 28.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was wounded in the hand and back.

Police had been searching for a group of men who 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.

Sapa


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