FOR the second time, murder accused Tonny Donile, has had an attorney withdraw from his case, this time due to, “ethical considerations”.
This was the word from defence advocate Matthew Mpahlwa today in the Port Alfred Regional Court, who had been instructed by Grahamstown’s Mqeke Attorneys to defend Donile against charges on three counts; murder in 2003, and breaking and entering as well as murder in 2016. Mpahlwa submitted his apologies to the court and withdrew.
The 2016 case involved the death of local resident Noel Maddocks on August 10 last year. Donile was charged with the murder and has been in police custody since his failed bail application in August last year. He will remain in jail until a new court date is established.
For more on this story, see Thursday’s Talk of the Town