Investigating officer insists Mondli Majola was shot

Brothers Dlyan and Ned Govender and Jeetendra Jaikissoon were back in the Verulam Magistrates Court on Wednesday for further proceedings in their bail application.

Brothers Dlyan and Ned Govender and Jeetendra Jaikissoon appeared in the Verulam Magistrates Court on 6 October 2021. They're accused of killing 19-year-old Mondli Majola during the Phoenix unrest in July. Picture: Nhlanhla Mabaso/Eyewitness News.

DURBAN - The investigating officer in the murder of Mondli Majola has maintained that the 19-year-old was shot regardless of what the post-mortem results indicate.

Brothers Dlyan and Ned Govender and Jeetendra Jaikissoon were back in the Verulam Magistrates Court on Wednesday for further proceedings in their bail application.

At a previous appearance, a video was played showing how Majola was attacked. It appears that he was stabbed with an unidentified object in the head.

But investigating officer Siphosenkosi Shezi insists that Majola also sustained a gunshot wound.

He was killed during the civil unrest in Phoenix in July.

At a previous appearance, forensic ballistic expert Cobus Steyl told the court there was no evidence that suggested Majola was shot.

But on Wednesday, Shezi kept referring to a gunshot wound.

However, counsel representing the Govender brothers in the matter has accused Shezi of being biased.

A few community members were sitting outside court hoping that bail would be denied.

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