Eight suspects who were arrested for killing two coloured men from New Canada, Soweto appeared at the Orlando Magistrate court today. The investigative officer who has the docket did not attend the court case, however, and the judge was forced to postpone the murder case to 20 October at the Orlando magistrate court.
People were not allowed to be present inside the courtroom in order to avoid violent clashes that would likely erupt between the supporters of the eight suspects and two deceased males. Attendees were impatiently waiting outside as they were barred from the courtroom and were frustrated to hear that the case had been postponed once again.
Gauteng News spoke to Tsholo who is a girlfriend of one of the arrested suspects, “ We are frustrated and disappointed that the investigative officer is not here today and our people are still arrested. We hope next Monday there will be a way forward for our people and justice will prevail in this court. It wasn’t good to be excluded from the courtroom since the community of phase 4 wanted to show support and solidarity for our people.” Follow Gauteng News as the story unfolds.