One of the three suspects arrested in connection with the mass shooting in Endlovini, Khayelitsha was granted bail by the local Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 25 May.
ENDLOVINI FIVE SUSPECT GETS BAIL
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said Madoda Zwayi was granted bail despite the State’s “vigorous opposition” to his application.
Zwayi was the first suspect arrested in connection was the shooting that place in New Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha on 14 March. Four men and a woman were killed when unknown suspects opened fire on their homes.
Zwayi was arrested on 11 April while his alleged accomplices were arrested days apart on 8 and 10 May.
“There were strict conditions attached to the bail which include that the accused must stay out of Khayelitsha except when he has to appear in court, to sign at the local police station three times a week and not to leave the province without the prior knowledge of and notifying the investigating officer and not to interfere with witnesses,” said Ntabazalila.
The accused Zwayi, Thembani Kobe and Sipho Mgijima face five counts of murder. Kobe and Mgijima abandoned their bail applications but the State intends to oppose them if they change their mind.
The next court appearance in this matter is expected in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on 3 August after a postponement to allow further investigation.