In an affidavit read by Manqele’s lawyer, Amanda Vilakazi, Manqele said there was no reason for her to be denied bail. Manqele said the state had a “weak case against” her. Manqele also maintained her actions were in self-defence and described the attack as “brutal”.
Prosecutor Percy Ramushu told the court the state was against the accused being given bail as, among other reasons, she could evade trial, interfere with state witnesses and disturb public order as
there were already brawls outside court when Manqele made her first appearance. Ramushu further said in the event that the accused was granted bail, an amount of R10 000 was suitable and she had to report twice a week- on Wednesday and Friday between 06:00-18:00 at the nearest police station.
There was increased police security presence outside the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on Monday with entrance monitored.
As the court adjourned, Ramushu was seen in conversation with Habedi’s mother.
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