Moon granted leave to appeal

South Africa
Bryce Moon has been granted leave to appeal his culpable homicide conviction. Picture:

RANDBURG - Soccer player Bryce Moon has been granted leave to appeal his culpable homicide conviction.

The appeal would be heard by the High Court in Johannesburg in July.

The former Bafana Bafana player was fined R60,000 (or two years' imprisonment) in April for culpable homicide relating to the death in 2009 of pedestrian Mavis Ncube, who was hit by his car while walking in Katherine Street, Sandton.

He was acquitted of charges of murder, attempted murder, drunk driving and reckless or negligent driving.

He would argue on appeal that the court erred in convicting him of culpable homicide as the charge had not been proved by the evidence, and witnesses had contradicted themselves and each other.

In his appeal application submission, he described the fine as "excessive".

Moon's lawyer Naren Sangham told the newspaper he was certain the appeal would succeed.

"I trust that judges of the high court are competent and will be able to evaluate evidence in its correct perspective. "

-Sapa

COMMENTS

     

LATEST STORIES

Nigerian military authorities have admitted that most of the 129 girls kidnapped by militia last week are still missing.
The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering civilians.
Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote.

TOP STORIES view all

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has lashed out as Europe's "homosexual nonsense" as the country celebrated 34 years of independence from Britain.
Media reports suggesting that Dr Reggie Perumal has withdrawn from the defence team are devoid of all truth, Oscar Pistorius's legal team said in a statement.
South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants on Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close