Case against 64 unrest ‘instigators’ hit with another snag

Case against 64 unrest ‘instigators’ hit with another snag

Prosecutors say the trial against dozens of alleged July unrest instigators has been delayed again.

This aerial view taken on July 15, 2021, shows fire gutted at the Game store in Queen Nandi Drive in Durban. The businesses were hit by looters on July 13, despite the troops President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed to try to quell unrest. As pillaging erupted

The 64 suspects appeared in the Durban High Court, facing several charges, including incitement to commit public violence and arson. 

The case was postponed previously to give them time to sort out their private legal representation.

KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara says the court, on Monday, heard that a few others who had hired private lawyers were now seeking legal aid.

She says the case was postponed to give them time to secure representation.

"The case was adjourned to 23 May 2024 for a pre-trial conference."


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