Trial of suspected killer of of Islamic traders Inayet, 47 and Rafiq Hoosain, 53, postponed
2011-09-11-4 source: Frans Coetzee, Volksblad. -KIMBERLEY. – The Moslem-community in Kimberley was deeply disappointed when the trial of Lesotho-citizen Mosala Mosala, 22, was postponed again.
Acting judge W Hughes-Madondo postponed the trial because a Sesotho-translator was not available.
The two traders were murdered when their skulls were caved in.
Hughes-Madondo postponed the trial of Mosala Mosala (22) of Mongwato Street 1089, Galeshewe, so that the prosecution and the defence could negotiate about the accused plea-bargain.
A large crowd of family members of the two murdered traders, together with Democratic-Alliance supporters, had gathered outside the Kimberley High Court before 9am so that they could be on time to attend the trial.
The murdered brothers were found dead, both with severe head-injuries, on 11 Feb by their brother Imtiaz Hoosain (49) on the floor of the Just Rite-shop in Galeshewe.
The Northern Cape public prosecutor Advocate Abrie Botha raised the issue of the absence of a sesotho-translator, noting that only a translator for Setswana was present.
Mosala understands Setswana - but has the right to follow the proceedings in his native language. The trial was postponed for a day to bring a translator from Warrenton.
DA-leader in the North Cape Andrew Louw said it was 'disappointing, valuable court time was wasted because the court administration did not supply a suitable translator.
- Volksblad http://www.volksblad.com/NoordKaap/Nuus/Verhoor-weer-uitgestel-20110914