Concerns about murder trial seem to drag on


Family and friends of Shane Human, who was apparently stabbed to death by his neighbor in Brackenfell in the Western Cape last year, have expressed their concern because this neighbor’s trial has not yet started.

Gareth Blight’s trial was supposed to start in November, but has since been postponed several times, according to AfriForum’s private prosecution unit.

Blight will appear again in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Wednesday on charges of murder.

He is accused of stabbing Human, a teacher for learners with special needs and his neighbor, to death with a knife on April 29 last year after an argument at his home in Protea Village in Brackenfell.

Human was pronounced dead at the scene and Blight has since been in custody.

Barry Bateman, spokesperson for AfriForum’s private prosecution unit, says Blight appeared again in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on 6 February where his legal representative, to the great displeasure of Human’s family, asked for an adjournment so that his client’s blood alcohol report could be requested.

Human’s family is expected to attend the court proceedings tomorrow.