The bail application of embattled former MEC Mandla Msibi has been adjourned following a bomb scare, SurgeZirc SA reports.
It was gathered that security concerns were raised during proceedings when an investigating officer was being quizzed in the witness box.
Security operatives were able to secure the parameters following the bomb scare as the presiding judge at the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court adjourned proceedings.
SurgeZirc SA recalls that the embattled Msibi who is facing a two-count charge for murder was sacked following an announcement by the Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane during a press briefing on Tuesday.
The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga has also expressed their disappointment stating that the ANC is not willing to politicize his trial process.
Reacting to the case, ANC Mpumalanga secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali said: “This matter is really sad and disappointing and we don’t want to politicize it. We don’t want to cast doubt on these processes. If our justice system and our police do the work, the truth will be unveiled.”
It has not been confirmed if a bomb was actually discovered at the court venue, all efforts to reach the police for an official statement proved abortive as at the time of this report.