Simba Mhere case back in Joburg court

Simba Mhere case back in Joburg court

The driver involved in the crash which led to the death of Top Billing TV presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. 


Preshalin Naidoo‚ 24, faces two charges of culpable homicide relating to the car crash in which Mhere and his passenger O’Bryan died. The crash, which involved three cars, occurred along William Nicol Drive in Fourways‚ Johannesburg, on January 31‚ 2015.

On Monday, the State had made an application to introduce new evidence from the tracking device that was in Naidoo’s vehicle, as well as from his insurance company. Advocate François Roets, for the defence, had argued against the introduction of the evidence.

However on Tuesday, the magistrate ruled that the State could produce evidence from a car tracking device.

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Magistrate David Mahango said the question was whether allowing the State to produce the evidence would amount to a fair trial. He ruled that there would not be any prejudice suffered by Naidoo by allowing the State to produce the evidence.

Prosecutor Dinesh Nandkissor said that the new evidence would be in the form of data and detailed the movement of Naidoo’s vehicle.

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