Bizarre courtroom demo of tracker in bid to get bail

Kathryn Kimberley

IN a bizarre move, alleged fraudster Giel Mans’s attorney arrived at court yesterday with an electronic tracking device, saying that should Mans be granted bail he would foot the bill for the device and wear it at all times.

The Department of Correctional Services launched the electronic ankle bracelet earlier this month in the hope that it would ease overcrowding in prisons.

The monitoring system allows parolees, people out on bail and those awaiting trial to be tracked 24/7 with the GPS device.

Mans, 36, from Walmer, Port Elizabeth, was arrested on Christmas Eve 2011 while braaiing with friends at Hartebeespoort Dam, North West.

 

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