Accused Preshalin Naidoo will not testify in Simba Mhere case

KENSINGTON B – Preshalin Naidoo, the man accused of two counts of culpable homicide will not be testifying in his own defence case.

The State closed their case involving the tragic deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan on 8 February.
Both were killed in an accident on 31 January 2015, when Naidoo’s VW Polo GTI crashed into their vehicle on William Nicol Drive.
On the same day, defence advocate Francois Roets applied for a postponement of the trial until 9 February. This was to allow their accident reconstruction expert enough time to complete his comprehensive report.
State prosecutor MJ De Jager agreed to have the case postponed but first asked if the accused would be testifying.
In a shocking turn of events, Roets told the court that Naidoo would not be testifying in the trial.
Roets handed in an application for the accused to be acquitted under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act whereby the court may find the accused not guilty if there is not enough evidence. The court rejected the application.
This is an ongoing case.
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