Napoleon Webster together with five co-accused are free men today. They applied for Section 174 at the North West High Court sitting in Mogwase. Judge Ronnie Hendricks ruled that there was no evidence against them. Webster’s lawyers, the Socio Economic Rights Institute (SERI), have argued in their application for dismissal of the charge that the state has failed to present any case against the accused.
Napoleon was arrested together with 13 others on a charge of murder. The State alleges they hacked Sabata Petros Chale, 39, to death in Marikana West, on December 8, 2016, allegedly over the allocation of low cost (RDP) houses at Marikana West Extension 2. Chale was allegedly chased by a group of about 30 people and was hacked to death with pangas, axes and spears. He died at the scene. His attackers allegedly drank his blood.- Developing Story don’t miss a thing.