Bail set for students accused of assault
Johannesburg - Three men who allegedly assaulted cleaner Delia Adonis were released on bail on Wednesday following an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court, their lawyer said.
“I brought an urgent application to the High CRT (Court) and at 5pm I argued the matter and bail was fixed for all three,” lawyer William Booth said in an SMS to Sapa.
“There were no legal grounds to have them held in custody and the magistrate was wrong to not fix bail yesterday (Tuesday) and have them detained in prison.”
The Wynberg Magistrate's Court had ordered the three to remain in custody in Pollsmoor prison until Thursday, he said.
“They have to appear tomorrow (Thursday) in Wynberg CRT (Court),” Booth said.
“The prosecutor yesterday had no grounds to oppose bail and that it is irregular to oppose bail when there is no legal reason to do so.”
Booth said he would address the court on some “pertinent aspects” regarding the case, and about the way some prosecutors deal with cases. - Sapa