KFC assault accused to search out out if they are going to be tried – 2 years after incident


5 males accused of assaulting a pair at a KFC drive-through part in Montana, Pretoria, in 2017, are anticipated to study the outcomes of representations they made to keep away from prosecution – two years after the alleged incident.

Marius Harding, DJ van Rooyen, Stephan Nel, Joshua Schultz and Ockert Muller have been charged with tried homicide, assault with the intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt and pointing a firearm in August 2017.

Two years later, they’ve nonetheless not been tried and are ready for the end result of their representations to the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

READ: Ongoing KFC drive-through assault case postponed

The accused have made a number of courtroom appearances and the matter was postponed a number of instances because it was first placed on the roll of the Pretoria North Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom in early August 2017.

4 of the accused had been arrested shortly after the incident, which was caught on video. The fifth accused, Joshua Schultz, handed himself over to police.

Schultz was granted bail later in August 2017, Harding deserted his bid for bail, and Muller, Van Rooyen and Nel had been denied bail.

The Gauteng Excessive Courtroom in Pretoria overturned the bail choice within the software of Muller, Van Rooyen and Nel in October 2017 and the three had been every launched on bail of R5 000.

Information24 beforehand reported  that Harding was arrested in 2014 on prices of assault and crimen injuria for allegedly assaulting three petrol pump attendants and for racial slurs made at a storage in Petrus Steyn within the Free State. Harding additionally confronted a cost of fraud in a separate case in KwaZulu-Natal.

He was, nonetheless, granted bail on new details earlier this 12 months.

In July, after yet one more postponement, the defence attorneys requested the courtroom to mark the postponement closing.

Of their arguments, which the courtroom upheld, they raised that the matter was virtually two years previous on the time and that there was nonetheless no trial date.

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