Bail application for AKA and Tibz murder accused continues

Bail application for AKA and Tibz murder accused continues

The bail application of the men implicated in the murders of Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and Tebello Motsoane will continue today.   

AKA smoking cigar Instagram photo
AKA smoking cigar Instagram photo

Five of the seven accused are due back in the Durban Magistrate's Court.  

The State, which is opposing bail, sifted through an affidavit written by the lead detective.

The document details the alleged involvement of the accused through witness statements, cell phone activity and car tracking. 

Kumarasan Pillay alleges that over R800 000 was paid to accused number four, Mziwethemba Gwabeni, after the murders.

He says the money shared with Gwabeni's co-accused was traced to Bright Circle Ltd, a company that lists local businessman Sydney Mfunda Gcaba as its director. 

Pillay alleges the once-off payment was for the murders and was referenced as a "consult" in the transfer.

Gwabeni previously told the court that the payment was for work he did for the company. 

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He claims payments made to his co-accused were back pay as they had worked for him as security guards.

The Gcaba family said in a statement over the weekend that the payment was part of a legitimate business deal. 

Today, the State is set to wrap up its case. 

The attorneys for the accused will then be given an opportunity to respond.

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