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The bail hearing for the six individuals charged with the tragic murder of Luke Fleurs, the Kaizer Chiefs defender, has been deferred. The delay stems from the unavailability of the investigating officer, Sergeant Nare Moloto.

Investigator Scheduled to Present Evidence

Phindi Mjonondwane, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), stated that the state intends to oppose bail, citing ongoing investigations. “The state is still in the process of gathering evidence to contest the release of the accused on bail,” Mjonondwane remarked.

“Consequently, the court has summoned the investigating officer to provide testimony. As previously submitted, we furnished the court with an affidavit from the investigating officer. Based on that affidavit, the court has requested his presence in today’s proceedings to address any lingering uncertainties.”

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Pressure to Confess and bail hearing postponed

During the prior court session, State Prosecutor Shadrack Temeki revealed details from an affidavit by Moloto. The affidavit highlighted cellphone records indicating that an unidentified individual advised the fourth accused, Franky Xaba, to confess, if apprehended for the crime, purportedly to shield the true perpetrators.

“Upon Xaba’s arrest, his mobile phone was confiscated, revealing communication with an unidentified party,” Temeki disclosed. “The exchange suggested that should the defendants be arrested, they should admit to the offence to prevent their names from being implicated, as they too would face arrest.”

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Case Background

Luke Fleurs was fatally shot by armed assailants at a gas station in Roodepoort four weeks ago. The accused, Ndumiso Ndura Moswane (26), Fernando Nando Sive (25), Nhlakanipho Dlamini (21), Franky Xaba (25), Maredi Mphahlele (36), and Thembinkosi Hlomikhawu (31), are charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and obstructing justice.

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