Karabo Mokoena murder: Sandile Mantsoe denied bail
Mantsoe, who appeared in the Johannesburg magistrates court on Friday, is facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.
JOHANNESBURG - The man accused of killing Karabo Mokoena been denied bail in the Johannesburg magistrates court.
Sandile Mantsoe is facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.
The 27-year-old forex trader was arrested after Mantsoe's charred remains discovered in Lyndhurst.
Magistrate Carlo Labuschagne delivered a lengthy explanation for his decision to deny Mantsoe bail.
Breaking:#SandileMantsoe Magistrate Labuschagne has denied murder accused Sandile Mantsoe bail. HM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 30, 2017
#SandileMantsoe Magistrate: the state has shown prima facie case that this was premeditated murder. HM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 30, 2017
#SandileMantsoe cheers from some people from the gallery as Sandile Mantsoe is denied bail. HM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 30, 2017
The magistrate says that Mantsoe tried to convince the court that he was threatened to make an incriminating statement to the police.
Labuschagne says that the accused has not provided evidence that his case has special circumstances.
"The personal interests of the applicant are secondary and the interests of society and the proper and effective administration of the criminal justice system are supreme. The applicants bid to be released on bail is refused."
The case is remanded until 28 July when the Director of Prosecutions will give guidance on the matter.