AfriForum’s Private Prosecuting Unit at bail application in case of missing Liyaqat Mentoor

The civil rights organisation AfriForum’s Private Prosecuting Unit today supported the family of the missing Liyaqat (Lee) Mentoor during the bail application – which was submitted based on new facts – of Onke Mashinini, the accused, to ultimately ensure that justice is served.

Lee was allegedly last seen outside his grandmother’s house in Roodekrans on Friday 16 March 2018.

The Mentoor family approached AfriForum’s Private Prosecuting Unit as they felt that the police have to date not properly investigated the matter to determine what happened to the three-year-old Lee.

“The bail application was postponed until 18 July. We don’t think that the postponement is negative, because this gives the police a further three weeks to continue with the investigation. We spoke to Brigadier Louw today and are confident that the case will now receive the necessary attention. We will, however, monitor the case and continue to support the family. Our aim is to ensure that justice is served,” says Adv. Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecuting Unit.

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