The case towards 4 men accused of the usage of the Uber e-hailing app to kidnap, rape and rob more than one girls in 2016 could not preserve on Monday after the prosecutor misplaced her cellular telephone.
A few moments before the case became due to resume inside the South Gauteng High Court, sitting within the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, prosecutor Preshelia Ranchod observed that her cellphone become missing.
One of the legal professionals in courtroom known as Ranchod’s phone, however, the name went to voicemail. It changed into now not clean wherein the prosecutor had misplaced her telephone.
The case towards 4 men accused of the usage of the Uber e-hailing app to kidnap, rape and rob more than one women in 2016 could not maintain on Monday after the prosecutor misplaced her cellular phone.
A few moments before the case become because of resume inside the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, prosecutor Preshelia Ranchod found that her cellular phone turned into missing.
One of the legal professionals in court referred to as Ranchod’s telephone the call went to voicemail. It turned into now not clean wherein the prosecutor had lost her telephone.
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The defense lawyers and the prosecutors went into the judge’s chambers earlier than the courtroom consultation began.
On their go back, Ranchod stated: “There is something I need to attend to. I can not consciousness on the problem.”
She then asked for the problem to stand down till Tuesday.
Judge Ramarumo Monama agreed, including that after someone misplaced their cellular telephone it becomes was like “one had misplaced part of oneself”.
The trial of Elias Manganese, Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkhwanazi started out closing week.
The four guys have pleaded now not responding to some of the counts including rape, robbery, kidnapping and assault of girls in 2016 – under the guise of choosing them up in Uber automobiles. Among their alleged sufferers is Susan Dey, the mom of singer Tamara Dey.
According to the prices read out to the courtroom, the crowd participants might assault their objectives in diverse combos, but inside the most violent incident, all four guys were worried. The 4 pleaded not guilty to all 14 fees.
Three individuals who had been assaulted by using the group testified remaining week and testimony from a brand new witness was predicted on Monday.