By Dimakatso Dibakoane
Bheki Hlophe who is accused of shooting Sicelo Maseko in Tsakane extension 19 last week in an apparent political dispute between community leader in the area has been released on bail. Hlophe’s supporters were thrilled this afternoon as Sipho walked out of Tsakane Magistrate’s court.
The African national Congress women’s league in ward 83 picketed outside Tsakane Magistrate’s court against his bail application on Thursday morning.
Hlophe was having a birthday celebration for his child at his home on June 16, during the celebration, Sicelo Maseko stormed in accompanied by armed people. “Hlophe then had to defend his family because those people were caring guns suddenly Sicelo Maseko got injured” said the eyewitness. Maseko is the CLO of water meter project Siyakhokhela project , this project responsible for installing water meters in the area.