Lawyer gets bail for murder after street fight
A Pretoria lawyer has been released on R5,000 bail after his arrest for allegedly killing a man during an altercation in Soweto.
According to the family, Mogase was at an event in Meadowlands on the day of the shooting. He allegedly parked his Maserati car in the middle of the road in Orlando West.They alleged that an altercation took place between the lawyer and Khumalo, who wanted to pass through. Mogase then allegedly shot Khumalo twice around his waist. Khumalo was taken to hospital and he later died. After learning of Khumalo’s death, Mogase handed himself over to the police.
But Mogase, in his affidavit read in court during bail application on Monday, said he shot Khumalo in self-defenceHe told the court that he was returning from a wedding in Meadowlands with his girlfriend when he stopped in Orlando West to drop off his cousin.
“There was a vehicle that was behind us and the occupants started to verbally attack us and drove past the vehicle and blocked the road ahead," he said.“The driver of that vehicle who was unknown to me, left his vehicle and headed towards my cousin and directed his verbal onslaught to him and eventually physically attacked him. I got out of my vehicle and headed towards them to diffuse the situation." headtopics.com
He said the unknown man left and threatened to teach them a lesson. On his return he was carrying a knife and he attacked his cousin, holding it against his throat.“I withdrew my firearm and charged (sic) a warning short into the air to disperse the commotion. The unknown man continued his attack and was approaching me and I had no choice but to shoot him in the leg to stop his advances with the knife,” Mogase said in his affidavit.Read more: Sowetan LIVE »
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