Defence in Wandile Bozwana’s murder trial request time to arrange cellphone evidence

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The defence in the trial of four men charged with murdering North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has requested the Pretoria High Court to grant them more time to arrange for cellphone forensic evidence.

The defence argued that the MTN maps locating the suspects’ whereabouts at the time of the murder are crucial for the trial. The trial has been postponed until next Wednesday.

Judge Papi Mosopa has cautioned the defence to speed up their request with MTN, arguing that the whole week had been wasted without any significant progress being made. The accused Sipho Hudla, Robert Mutapa, Bonginkosi Khumalo and Mamelodi businessman Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela are also facing a charge of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Bozwana’s colleague Mpho Baloyi escaped after being shot several times when the car she was travelling in with Bozwana was shot at by heavily armed assassins at Garsfontein, east of Pretoria, in October 2015.

All accused are remanded in custody.

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