[kwazulu-natal] - State wants #ZolileKhumalo accused to pay lawyer upfront

  |   Pietermaritzburgnews

Durban – Thabani Mzolo, the man charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo, will next appear before the Durban High Court in January.

Mzolo’s previous attorney, Charl Claassen, withdrew from the case in October due to non-payment. While he could have accepted the services of legal aid, Mzolo insisted that he wanted a private defence attorney.

The case has been littered with delays as Mzolo changed lawyers and, during his bail application, could not provide a valid address. He eventually abandoned his bail bid.

At the Durban High Court on Tuesday, state advocate Nadira Moosa asked judge Themba Sishi to adjourned the case to 31 January 2019 so that Mzolo’s new attorney, Mxolisi Ndwandwe, can be furnished with the case docket and confirm his client has settled relevant fees ahead of the trial expected to begin in March....

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