ANC murder accused Justice Mashola back in court
He is accused of murdering the first victim in the Tshwane unrest over the ANC’s mayoral candidate.
JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) member Justice Mashola is expected to appear in the Atteridgeville Regional Court this morning.
Mashola is accused of murdering the first victim in the Tshwane unrest over the party's mayoral candidate.
He allegedly shot and killed fellow party member Simon Modihe in Hammanskraal and was arrested after he handed himself over to police.
Mashola is currently out on bail and is expected to make his third court appearance since his arrest.
He is alleged to have fired the two shots that killed Modihe, who succumbed to his wounds in hospital.
The incident happened outside the Tshwane Events Centre where the ANC was supposed to announce its preferred mayoral candidate for the capital.
Mass violence then spread to townships across Tshwane after former minister Thoko Didiza was nominated.
Four more people were killed in Mamelodi and Mabopane.