Jul 21, 2024

Breaking News | Alleged ConCourt Window Smasher Abandons Bail

Paul Makaula put on a composed body language in the dock during his court appearance on Friday 07 January 2021, when the magistrate questioned him of his understanding to the court proceedings.

Mkaulela was arrested after he took to the Constitutional Court to cause property damage, he used a hammer to smash and destroy windows and glass doors at the ConCourt this past Wednesday. The incident took place days after parliament was set alight allegedly by Zandile Mafe was case was postponed to 11 January 2021.

The 36 year old ConCourt window smasher abandoned his bail at his first court appearance at the Hillbrow Magistrate Court and could be facing more charges after the state made the court aware that they are looking to add more charges to his case.

Findings brought to light stated that the accused has been out on parole since 2016 after serving his sentence for a murder case he was charged and convicted for in 2010. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonnondwane say it is too early in the investigation process but they do not believe the Paliament fire outbreak incident may be linked to this very case.

The damage done by the accused is estimated at R50 000, Prosecutor Advocate Riano Williams, brought it before the court that the state is looking to add more charges after the estimated amount of damage was alerted.  His next court appearance is set for March 2022.