Uranium suspects ‘won’t divulge source’

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Durban - Two men who were arrested last month for possessing uranium, which is used for nuclear energy, had gone back on an offer to help the State by divulging the source of the radioactive material, the Durban Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.

The men would plead not guilty and were not obliged to assist the State, their lawyer, Welile Ndlovu, told the court.

Sibusiso Mkhize, 24, and Mozambican Sassa Vulay, 23, were arrested after they were caught allegedly trying to sell about 1kg of uranium in Grays Inn Road on the Bluff.

They were supposed to apply for bail on Tuesday, but public prosecutor Surekha Marimuthu asked for an adjournment because the State was not ready.

Last week, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Necsa confirmed that the substance was uranium.

However, on Tuesday Marimuthu told the court that the prosecution was not yet in possession of the test results and that they would only be available later this month.

The State was expected to oppose bail.

The men are to appear in court on December 18.

The Mercury


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