Durban taxi rank shooting case postponed

Durban taxi rank shooting case postponed

The Durban Magistrate's Court has postponed the bail application hearing of the twelve accused in last week's shooting at Brook Street taxi rank in the Durban CBD. 


Three people were killed when a group of men opened fire last Wednesday morning at the rank. 

Eleven of the twelve accused made their second appearance in court a short while ago. 

The state has argued that it ca not proceed with the bail hearing today because some key evidence is missing and a new prosecutor has been appointed and only received the dockets two days ago. 

The state has further argued that it needs time to acquire a certificate that will allow it to change the case from a schedule 5 to a schedule 6 offence. 

The defence told the court it was ready to go ahead as their clients had provided a fully detailed affidavit

It has also expressed surprise that the state wants to change the offence to schedule six, saying there had been an agreement that the case would be a schedule five offence.

The court has heard that the 12th accused is still recovering in hospital from the bullet wounds he sustained during the shooting. 

(File photo: Gallo Images)

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