Mamelodi taxi boss Khekhe ‘escapes’ C-Max incarceration due to his ‘profile’

Businessman Vusi Mathibela has successfully applied to the Pretoria high court to have his remand detention changed from C-Max to the normal facility. / Thulani Mbele
Mamelodi taxi boss Khekhe ‘escapes’ C-Max incarceration due to his ‘profile’

Mamelodi taxi supervisor Khekhe ‘get away’ C-Max detainment because of his ‘profile’

Taxi supervisor Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela has won a court fight against the branch of equity and restorative administrations to move him to the remand prisoners area of Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Center.

Mathibela was housed with sentenced hoodlums in the C-Max area of the office.

The high court in Pretoria on Monday requested priest Ronald Lamola, and the national magistrate of restorative administrations, Arthur Fraser, to move Mathibela back to the remand segment of the remedial office in Pretoria.

In her draft request, Judge Selemang Mokose put aside the choice taken by Lamola and Fraser dated October 19 2019 to modify Mathibela’s confinement.

Mokose stated: “The second, third and fourth respondents… [must] promptly move the candidate from C-Max confinement cells to the nearby remand community at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Center forthwith and that each gathering pay its expenses for both this application and the earnest application welcomed on 26 May 2020.”

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The decision came after the Mamelodi taxi administrator contended that his human rights were damaged as he was kept in guardianship alongside convicts while he anticipates preliminary.

Singabakho Nxumalo, the branch of restorative administrations representative, said the choice to house Mathibela in the C-Max area of the office depended on his profile.

“At that point, his profile demonstrated that he was a high-hazard person. This is controlled by the exercises that prompted him being confined and whether his raised profile could neutralize him in the remand area of the office.

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“A choice to house the said remand prisoner at the C-Max was taken after a required security arrangement which gets directed upon affirmation,” Nxumalo said.

He said Mathibela could be abuseed by different detainees as a result of what his identity was.

“Intermittently such choices are made to secure the detainee and not to rebuff him.”

Nxumalo said the office got a duplicate of the court judgment and was as of now contemplating it.

Mathibela was captured a year ago on charges of coercion, ambush and terrorizing after he was blamed for blackmailing cash from Mamelodi’s business network.

These charges were pulled back a month ago after key observers neglected to help out specialists.

At the hour of his capture, Mathibela was out on R50,000 bail for the homicide instance of North West representative Wandile Bozwana and the endeavored murder of his colleague Mpho Baloyi.

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Mathibela’s bail in the Bozwana case was later pulled back after he contradicted his bail conditions.

His legal counselor Adv Solomon Mkhabela said they were anticipating a choice to be made by the Supreme Court of Appeals to have his bail restored.

A month ago, Mkhabeka said the coercion energizes were made and that his customer had not blackmailed cash from anybody.

Mathibela and his co-denounced in the homicide case – Sipho Hudla, Matamela Mutapa and Bonginkosi Khumalo – are normal back in the high court in Pretoria for the resumption of their preliminary from July 27 to August 7.

Author: BeatzJam

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