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Ntuthuko Shoba may flee the country if granted bail, says state on accused's latest bid for freedom.

The state on Thursday morning told the court that Ntuthuko Shoba, the supposed genius in the homicide of Tshegofatso Pule, would be a flight hazard should he be conceded bail. 


State examiner Faghre Mohamed told the Johannesburg high court that Shoba confronted 25 years' detainment and would likely possibly be delivered when he is a beneficiary. 


The state guaranteed that Shoba supposedly commented that he would have escaped in the event that he had earlier information on his capture. Thusly, it made him a flight hazard, Mohamed said. 


Shoba was absent in court yet his guard advocate, Zweli Zakwe, contended that the elements introduced under the watchful eye of court during his past two bombed bail applications in total offered that of extraordinary conditions. 


Zakwe contended that the state's case isn't indisputable. He said there was no immediate proof connecting Shoba to the wrongdoing and that the state was depending on the assertion of Muzikayise Malephane, who connected Shoba to the homicide. 


He likewise scrutinized the state's cellphone proof for the situation. 


Zakwe said "anything can in any case occur" when the matter goes to preliminary. 


He further contended that the lower court "offered empty talk" to the assumption of blamelessness in the matter. 


At prior court appearances, Shoba's past legal counselor Luyanda Nyangiwa said Shoba dreaded for his security after he got passing dangers. Nyangiwa said various voice notes undermining Shoba's life were circling. The dangers were likewise supposedly made in the halls at the jail where Shoba was being held. 


In any case, on Thursday, Zakwe told the court that he didn't perceive any close to home danger to Shoba's opportunity, should he be delivered. 


"I'm certain that courses of action can be made for him to migrate to an alternate territory if vital until the case is finished." 


Accordingly, Mohamed told the court that the idea of an elective location for Shoba ought to be dismissed.


https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-09-16-ntuthuko-shoba-may-flee-the-country-if-granted-bail-says-state-on-accuseds-latest-bid-for-freedom/

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