Ocean View boy murder case postponed

A 20-year-old suspect appeared in the Simons Town Magistrates Court on Friday.

Gavel on cuffs. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - A case against a man accused of murdering a nine-year-old boy in Ocean View has been postponed until November.

The 20-year-old appeared in the Simons Town Magistrates Court on Friday.

He was arrested a few weeks after Aqeel Davids was hit by a stray bullet while his family was preparing for his grandmother's wedding.

Gangsters are believed to have shot at the Davids’ family home after a man they were chasing ran inside.

The 20-year-old accused of possibly firing the fatal shot was out on bail in connection with another murder at the time.

Police are still searching for others involved in the shooting.

A petition by Ocean View residents is calling for the accused to be denied bail.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato met with residents on Thursday to discuss safety concerns and policing needs.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)