Marikana activist Napolean Webster who has now spent 50 days in jail, without bail

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Marikana activist Webster’s bail hearing continues

RUSTENBURG, January 23 (ANA) – Marikana activist Napoleon Webster will continue his bail application in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court sitting in Tlhabane on Monday.

Webster is accused of killing Sabata Petros Chale, 39, in Marikana West on December 8.

The State alleges that Webster, Aubrey Seitsang, Sibonile Sobopha, Mdlondozi Fundiwo, Herbert Baqhesi, and William Mbetane hacked Chale to death in Marikana West, allegedly over the allocation of low-cost (RDP) houses.

Journalist and Media for Justice founder Sipho Singiswa will continue his testimony in support of Webster’s bail application.

On Friday, he told the court that Webster was not at the murder scene nor was he part of a group of people who marched to the Marikana Police Station, where they “ordered” police not to enter Marikana West.

Singiswa said he was with Webster and two students at Shoprite in the Marikana CBD on that afternoon.

He said the charges against Webster, whom he described as an activist and Economic Freedom Fighters member, were politically motivated and based on the fact that the accused had been vocal against injustices in Marikana.

The prosecution is expected to cross-examine Singiswa on Monday.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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