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Trial

2 Years, 5 Months, 28 Days, 22 Hours, 0 Minutes
From Bail Hearing till Second Trial

Trial: The court process took a total of 2 years, 5 months, 28 days (911 days)

 

The case was postponed repeatedly between Newcastle and Vryheid with many setbacks in between, ranging from a State Prosecutor not arriving for court and a new Advocate being requested, to the Department of Justice having made errors on the charges and these having to be fixed before the trial started so that both the defence and the state would have not basis for disagreements.

 

Finally, after nearly 900 days, the trial began on the 27th November 2018 and spanned a period of 2 years, 5 months and 28 days (911 days) and concluded with the convictions of two accused, with the third turning state witness.