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Fifth suspect appears in court for shooting of Kouga councillor


The fifth suspect arrested in connection with the shooting of Kouga Councillor Jaques Alexander made a brief appearance in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Andy Davids, 34, was arrested on 24 March in Humansdorp and made his first appearance in court two days later.

The case was postponed to Wednesday for a formal bail application, but the matter was postponed so that Davids could formally appoint a new attorney.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said Davids was detained on a charge of attempted murder and that further charges could be brought against him at a later stage. 

He will appear in court again on 9 April.

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Alexander was shot and wounded outside of the Kouga Municipality's headquarters on Da Gama Road in February.

Before Davids' arrest, four other suspects, Mthumzi Lani, Lutho Mbatha, Luciano Jacobs, and Athenkosi Gidane appeared in court and were charged with attempted murder and the hijacking of a motor vehicle.

Their case was postponed to 19 April.

It is understood that both dockets will be joined at a later stage.

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