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State calls second witness in Tatane trial

The murder trial of Andries Titane continues in Ficksburg.

Andries Tatane was killed during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg.
Service delivery protest,Andries Tatane,Ficksburg,Johan Nel,Philip Selokoe
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JOHANNESBURG - The state's second witness in the Andries Tatane murder trial will be called when the matter continues in Ficksburg on Monday.

Seven policemen are accused of assaulting Tatane and firing rubber bullets at him at the service delivery protest during which he died in April 2011.

Five days were set down for the second leg of this trial.

In April 2012 defence lawyer Johan Nel wrapped up cross examination of the state's first witness Philip Selokoe.

Selokoe told the court that Tatane was trying to protect elderly people when police officers began hitting him with batons.

A video shot by a police officer on the day Tatane was killed, was played in court.

The video showed the police assaulting Tatane and also illustrated another scuffle he had with a group of policemen and how he seemingly tried to enter the Setsoto municipal building during the chaotic protest.

Nel argued the video showed that Tatane was behaving aggressively.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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