The twelve men accused in last year’s shootings that claimed six lives including Alex FM DJ Joshua Mbatha and left many others injured in Alexandra north of Johannesburg, are expected to appear in the Wynburg Magistrate’s Court today.
They were arrested at the Nobuhle and Kwa Madala hostels respectively, shortly after a series of robberies and the killing of six residents in July last year.
The accused previously told the court that they were assaulted by the police during their arrest shortly after the commission of the crime.
During their failed bail application, they argued that this was to force them to admit and confess to the crimes.
Mbatha was one of the six people shot dead.
Mbatha and a colleague were walking home from work when they were attacked and robbed of their shoes, cash, and cell phones by a group of armed robbers.
Police believed at the time that the gang took advantage of the persistent blackouts on that fateful night and went out to attack and rob defenceless residents on the streets of Alexandra.
The video below is a report on the shooting last year:
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