Guard accused of killing Mangaung teenager granted bail

South Africa

Mangaung – A security guard accused of shooting dead 14-year-old Jevano Siegel during protests in Mangaung on Monday, has been granted bail of R1,000.

The guard is being charged with culpable homicide and the matter has been postponed to 9 June.

A total of 35 community members accused of public violence, robbery and arson were also in court on Wednesday.

That case has been postponed to Friday for formal bail applications.

A group called the Mangaung Community Concern is calling for the disbandment of the Metro Council. They are angry over a lack of service delivery.

The Free State Cooperative Governance MEC said the Mangaung city manager will be suspended at a council meeting on Thursday.

Despite the removal of former Mayor Olly Mlamleli last year, residents are fed up with poor service delivery.

They are demanding jobs and business opportunity.

Residents say they will continue with the shutdown until their demands are met.

On Monday phase two of the vaccine rollout was halted in the town due to the protest action.

 

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