Ficksburg community demands denial of bail in Tatane case

By Khanyisa Tabata
26 April 2011

The court appearance of eight police members arrested after the death of Free State resident Andries Tatane was delayed in Ficksburg this morning.

The suspects will apply for bail – something protesting residents of the Meqheleng Township are opposed to. The crowd of demonstrators showed their support for Tatane’s family and continued to denounce a lack of service delivery.

Tatane was beaten and shot during a service delivery protest almost two weeks ago. The case was delayed because the police order police members had to be brought in from the Bethlehem cells.


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