Community in fear following release of hitman

Mustakim Scullard, who’s going through homicide fees have been launched on bail.

Athlone Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom granted the 20-year-old bail of R1,500 final week.

Minister of Group Security Albert Fritz stated the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority assured that it’s going to examine the circumstances surrounding the discharge of an alleged gang hitman.

NPA opposed the bail and plans whether or not to attraction the Justice of the Peace’s determination.

In line with the division, Scullard shot two rival gang members.

“The 34-year-old sufferer escaped. Nevertheless, the 19-year-old sufferer was shot and killed at shut vary.”

“Scullard was recognized by witnesses and was arrested two days later in Nellie Courtroom.”

“He was present in possession of a 9mm pistol and 16 dwell rounds,” the division stated in an announcement.

The division’s court-watching temporary famous that the accused was fees with homicide, tried homicide, and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He first appeared on 20 July 2020 and postponed till 27 July 2020 for bail data.

On 27 July, “the court docket was knowledgeable that the matter is a schedule 6 offence which requires distinctive circumstances to be submitted by the accused to be launched on bail.”

Formal bail utility was postponed on 11 August till 25 August.

“Bail was opposed by the state on each dates. The investigating officer testified within the opposing of the bail utility.”

Fritz stated that whereas contemplating that Scullared was a first-time offender, he doesn’t change the truth that he’s an alleged gang hitman and stands as a menace communities’ security.

“It must be famous that whereas the perpetrator has been granted bail, the case stays beneath investigation making certain that the accused will return to court docket on 28 October 2020.

He appealed to the general public with any report that would help investigation on this matter to return ahead and report.

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