Pretoria: Judgement in the bail hearing of two of the five people accused of planning to kill two detectives investigating Czech fugitive, Radovan Krejcir, is expected to be handed down in the Alexandra Magistrates Court today.
The suspects were arrested in January for allegedly plotting to kill forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan and crime intelligence officer Colonel Nkosana “Killer” Ximba, who are investigating a kidnaping case which involves Krejcir, Sandton businessman Desai Luphondo, and two members of the Hawks – Warrant Officers Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane. The accused, Nandi Nkosi, a 34-year-old sergeant within Crime Intelligence and 23-year-old Zoe Biyela, are believed to have played a key role in the murder plot by allegedly providing software to track the investigators.
In previous appearances, the two have told the court that they have no knowledge of the alleged plot. But the State is opposing bail and says it has proof of telephonic and electronic communication between Nkosi and her co-accused in the days leading up to her arrest.
Police had confiscated nine cell phones during Nkosi’s arrest, while Biyela, who claims she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, was found in possession of a hijacked vehicle and several firearms during her arrest.
Meanwhile, the Pretoria High Court will today sentence Andre Gouws and Ambrose Monye for the murder of Chanelle Henning. After months of denials, the two confessed to being involved in the murder of the 26-year-old mother after they were convicted for the crime several weeks ago.
Henning was shot in Faerie Glen, in the east of Pretoria, in November 2011 shortly after dropping her son off at crèche. At the time, she had been involved in a custody battle with her estranged husband, Nico Henning.