Alleged bottle store theft


THE case against six prominent members of
the community for the alleged theft of about R80 000 worth of liquor from the Tops
bottle store in Campbell Street was postponed again in the Port Alfred
Magistrate’s Court last week.

The case against FNB consultant Phumezile
Rolo, Ward 10 committee member and former Santa TB Hospital administrator David
Willy, former manager at Absa Mthuthuzeli Pikoli, former Old Mutual employees
Kabelo Moahloli and Nosicelo Yanta and Thandile Saki was first heard on
November 14.

The six were further accused of working
together with former store security guard Mbolelo Xamise, and the check-out
clerk, Lorima Willie, who were both granted bail of R300 at their first court

After a number of postponements, initially
to allow the prosecution to watch the video footage and, later, to allow time
for the defence to do the same, the eight appeared briefly in court on Monday when
the case was postponed until the next day.

On Tuesday prosecutor Paul Rossouw recommended to magistrate Louis Muller that the
case be postponed until April 24 when the trial will begin.

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