Protest outside court

Published Sep 1, 2011

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Scores of people were protesting outside the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, calling for bail to be denied to the driver of a minibus taxi that killed 12 people, the department of transport said.

“Our officials, members of community safety forums and members of interfaith organisations are protesting outside the court now,” said department spokesman Kwanele Ncalane.

Themba Mazibuko, facing murder charges, was expected to apply for bail on Thursday, he said.

“He has been in custody since he was released from the hospital. People are opposing the granting of bail to Mazibuko,” he said.

Ten people, including a three-year-old boy, died in the accident on August 6.

The driver was making a U-turn on the N3 highway when a bus crashed into his taxi.

Both vehicles rolled down a 10m embankment and landed in a river. A total of 32 people were also injured in the accident. - Sapa

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