Pitch Black Afro Still Behind Bars

When is he being released?

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Pitch Black Afro  | Drama

Pitch Black Afro rung in his new year in turmoil and his nightmare hasn't come to an end yet. Pitch Black Afro was charged with premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice in January after his wife, Catherine Modisane's death on New Year's Eve. The case has been postponed multiple times as many are in our judicial system.

On January 8th, the state Pathologist revealed that Catherine died from head injuries but could not confirm when or what caused them. This made sense as Pitch Black Afro already admitted to the court that he had a history of assaulting his partner - yet another famous act admitting to domestic violence. He later retracted this from the advise of his lawyers and later said that she came home with those injuries after a night out.

Source: Daily Sun

The case is turning out to be a lot complicated than we all expected. Due to these unanswered questions, Pitch Black Afro's bail was denied earlier today. The magistrate, Paul du Plessis, said that evidence before the court showed there were no exceptional circumstances for bail to be granted. So he's not going anywhere!

Speaking after the ruling, NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane said, "We are in agreement with the court, as we have argued during the bail application, that Mr Thulani Ngcobo also faces charges of defeating the ends of justice. The state alleges that he tried to conceal evidence at the crime scene  and therefore there is a likelihood that if released on bail, he will interfere with ongoing investigations." 

Du Plessis postponed proceedings to April 12 but they haven't even set  a trial date yet. Pitch Black Afro will remain in custody, where he has been literally for the entire year! Wow...

Source: ANA

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