Sindiso Magaqa murder trial delayed yet again as defence lawyer fails to pitch

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The trial of the three men accused of murdering former ANC Youth League secretary Sindiso Magaqa has been postponed to April 2020, after yet another delay in court in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday – nearly three years after his death.

Judge Mohini Moodley was scathing in her criticism of defence lawyer Carl van der Merwe, who failed to appear in court. Moodley called for Van der Merwe to explain why he had not attended proceedings.

"I am extremely irate because there is no representation for the accused.

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