The trial against Mamelodi businessman, Vusi ‘Khekhe’ Mathibela, and his three accomplices convicted of the murder of businessman, Wandile Bozwana, will resume in the high court in Pretoria this morning.
Bozwana was killed in a hail of bullets on the Garsfontein offramp, east of Pretoria in October 2015. He was with a business partner Mpho Baloyi who survived.
The trial started in 2017 and the four accused – Mathibela, Sipho Patrick Hudla, Robert Mutapa and Bonginkosi Paul Khumalo – were convicted in June last year.
The marathon trial has been marred by delays.
It is expected that the matter will sit from the 22nd to the 25th of August when the accused will give evidence in mitigation of sentence.
Mathibela’s mental health
During one of the trial proceedings in December last year, a clinical psychologist who compiled a report in mitigation of sentence for the four accused told the North Gauteng High Court that Mathibela presented symptoms of major depression and would require therapeutic intervention.
More details in the report below: