South Africa 9.9.2013 04:29 pm

NCape shooting case postponed

The case against five men accused of killing a shop owner and wounding a man in shootings in the Northern Cape has been postponed, police said on Monday.

Jimmy Modisenyane, 24, Tebogo Riet, 21, Sanele Modisenyane, 18, Khotso Mthunya, 19, and a minor were expected to bring a formal bail application in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on September 10, said Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

They faced charges of murder and attempted murder. On Friday night, a 28-year-old man and his fiancee were standing at a gate in Lerato when five men approached them, asking for the location of a tuck shop.

When the man told them no shops were open, one of them grabbed his cellphone. The man was shot in the head during the ensuing struggle. The men ran away.

Naidu said the man was taken to hospital where he remained in a coma. Police believed the same group went to a tuck shop in Ivory Park, Roodepan, about 40 minutes later.

They approached shop owner Shamien Ahmed, 35, in his driveway and tried to rob him while he was getting out of his car, shooting him in his left cheek. He died in hospital, said Naidu.

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