Suspect arrested for the murder of six people claims to have alibi

The man arrested in connection with the recent mass in Enkanini informal settlement made a brief appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

35 year old Thando Shuba, has been charged for the murder of six people, he is alleged to have be involvement in the mass killing on March 20, which prompted the police minister to deploy law enforcement officers in the area.

Shuba’s attorney, Phindile Vepile told the court that his client has an alibi, video footage showing proof that he was in a different location at the time of the shooting.

According to Magistrate Yusuf Kamedien Shuba needed his alibi confirmed before a bail application could proceed.

“If you have an alibi, it is the State that must corroborate that alibi. If they determine the alibi, then it’s not you because you can’t be at two places at the same time and then they must withdraw,” he said.

NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said: “The case has been postponed to April 4 to confirm bail information, as well as to verify his alibi. We’ll see when we come back whether we will oppose bail, but it is very likely because it is a schedule 6 offence.”


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