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Murder case against ANC MP postponed for trial

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Sibusiso Kuli

ANC MP Sibusiso Kula

By Thys Khiba – The High Court of South Africa; North West Division, sitting at the Klerksdorp Regional Court, has set the case against Sibusiso Kula (34) to 13-17 May 2024, for trial.

This comes after the defence attorney, Gcina Dlanjwa who is representing the African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Kula indicated that if the trial date is set, they are ready for it.

“We can only confirm that usually the pre-trial produces the trial date, but we are not certain if that this will happen in the Kula case. And if the trial date is set, I confirm that I am ready for it,” said Dlanjwa.

Dlanjwa confirmed the state’s senior prosecutor Adv, Benny Kalakgosi provided them with an indictment in order for them to prepare for pretrial.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame confirmed the State is ready to proceed with the trial against Kula who is accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Mohlomi.

The state’s senior prosecutor Adv, Benny Kalakgosi provided Kula’s defence attorney Gcina Dlanjwa with an indictment in order for them to prepare for pretrial. A trial date was expected to be decided during the pretrial.

Dlanjwa refused to comment on a question about the health and emotional state of his client [Kula].

The matter against Kula was been transferred by Klerksdorp Regional to the High Court of South Africa: North West Division, in Klerksdorp for pretrial conferencing, on 29 January 2024.

“During pretrial, where the matter made its first appearance, the state and the defence attorney confirmed their readiness to proceed with the trial, as all the necessary documents had been provided to the accused attorney,” said Mamothame.

Mohlomi was found murdered on 27 November 2022, in what appeared like a robbery.

Police found her with a stab wound on her back but the object that was used for her alleged murder has not been recovered.

Mamothame indicated that the matter was reported by the medical facility where she was allegedly transported by Kula to receive medical attention.

“The accused told the police that he was not present at his home when the incident occurred. Following thorough investigations by the police, he was linked to the alleged murder and was arrested on 20 January 2023, and charged with murder, defeating the ends of justice, contravention of the Domestic Violence Act, making false statements and affidavits, and conspiracy with any other person to aid or procure the commission of murder,” said Mamothame.

Kula is currently out on R50 000 bail granted by the High Court of South Africa, North West Division following his appeal on the Orkney Magistrates’ Court decision to deny him bail. He tried to have the case struck off the roll and his bid was previously rejected by the court.

He was ordered to surrender his passports, report twice a day at the nearest police station, provides the investigating officer with his work itinerary, report to the investigating officer if he must move outside his residential jurisdiction, and have no direct or indirect contact with his children.

st ANC MP postponed for trial

By Thys Khiba – The High Court of South Africa; North West Division, sitting at the Klerksdorp Regional Court, has set the case against Sibusiso Kula (34) to 13-17 May 2024, for trial.

This comes after the defence attorney, Gcina Dlanjwa who is representing the African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Kula indicated that if the trial date is set, they are ready for it.

“We can only confirm that usually the pre-trial produces the trial date, but we are not certain if that this will happen in the Kula case. And if the trial date is set, I confirm that I am ready for it,” said Dlanjwa.

Dlanjwa confirmed the state’s senior prosecutor Adv, Benny Kalakgosi provided them with an indictment in order for them to prepare for pretrial.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame confirmed the State is ready to proceed with the trial against Kula who is accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Mohlomi.

The state’s senior prosecutor Adv, Benny Kalakgosi provided Kula’s defence attorney Gcina Dlanjwa with an indictment in order for them to prepare for pretrial. A trial date was expected to be decided during the pretrial.

Dlanjwa refused to comment on a question about the health and emotional state of his client [Kula].

The matter against Kula was been transferred by Klerksdorp Regional to the High Court of South Africa: North West Division, in Klerksdorp for pretrial conferencing, on 29 January 2024.

“During pretrial, where the matter made its first appearance, the state and the defence attorney confirmed their readiness to proceed with the trial, as all the necessary documents had been provided to the accused attorney,” said Mamothame.

Mohlomi was found murdered on 27 November 2022, in what appeared like a robbery.

Police found her with a stab wound on her back but the object that was used for her alleged murder has not been recovered.

Mamothame indicated that the matter was reported by the medical facility where she was allegedly transported by Kula to receive medical attention.

“The accused told the police that he was not present at his home when the incident occurred. Following thorough investigations by the police, he was linked to the alleged murder and was arrested on 20 January 2023, and charged with murder, defeating the ends of justice, contravention of the Domestic Violence Act, making false statements and affidavits, and conspiracy with any other person to aid or procure the commission of murder,” said Mamothame.

Kula is currently out on R50 000 bail granted by the High Court of South Africa, North West Division following his appeal on the Orkney Magistrates’ Court decision to deny him bail. He tried to have the case struck off the roll and his bid was previously rejected by the court.

He was ordered to surrender his passports, report twice a day at the nearest police station, provides the investigating officer with his work itinerary, report to the investigating officer if he must move outside his residential jurisdiction, and have no direct or indirect contact with his children.

 

 

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