Fifty-six-year-old former Stellenbosch deputy mayor, Cameron Mcako was shot and wounded at his Kayamandi tavern on November 1, 2019. Mcako died two days later in hospital.
Almost two years later, the current deputy mayor of Stellenbosch, Nyaniso Jindela, his wife Unathi Jindela and Gladstone Relegu appeared in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court.
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Jindela and his wife and Relegu faced charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. This follows an investigation into the murder of ex-Stellenbosch deputy, reports IOL.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila stated that the three were charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.
All three accused were reportedly released on R5 000 bail each, along with ‘strict conditions.’
“The conditions include house arrest for all the accused. The house arrest gets suspended when they have to get medical attention.”
As well as this, the deputy mayor and his wife may attend church on Sundays. It will also be suspended when the accused have to go to work.
“They must not change residential addresses without providing the investigating officer with a written notification; they must not interfere with witnesses; they must hand over their travel documents; must not be 500m from any border of entry; they may not leave the Western Cape without informing the investigating officer and must report to the police in Stellenbosch on Mondays and Fridays between 8am and 8pm.”
After being handed a summary of the facts, they were expected to join Phumlani Sibongo on June 11 in the Western Cape High Court for a pre-trial on the same charges, IOL continued.
“Sibongo has already appeared pre-trial on the charges,” said Ntabazalila.