Law enforcement on high alert as seven appear in court for unrest murders in Phoenix

By Sakhiseni Nxumalo Time

MEMBERS of the SANDF outside the Verulam Magistrate’s Court as seven suspects appear for murders in Phoenix during the unrest. | Screen grab.

DURBAN – THERE was a strong presence of law enforcement authorities outside the Verulam Magistrate’s Court yesterday as a crowd gathered ahead of the appearance of seven suspects linked to murders in Phoenix during the unrest.

The suspects were arrested at the weekend and according to the police, some were allegedly connected to more than one murder case and others would face charges relating to attempted murder, malicious damage to property and defeating the ends of justice, the police said.

A large group, holding posters in support of the suspects, came out in support of the suspects that are appearing in court yesterday as they are holding posters.

Alice Govender, Phoenix community activist, said they decided to come out to offer support to those arrested.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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