Jason Rohde’s bail bid denied once again, but now he eyes 2nd SCA appeal

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The Western Cape High Court has once again denied convicted killer Jason Rohde, rejecting his bid for leave to appeal a dismissal of his request to be granted bail.

Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe on Thursday refused to grant Rohde bail so he could look after his business interests, pending an appeal of his conviction for murder in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

READ | Convicted killer Jason Rohde denied bail, pending appeal

On Friday, Rohde’s bid for leave to appeal Salie-Hlophe’s decision on this latest bail application was also dismissed.

Rohde’s lawyer,¬†instructing attorney Tony Mostert, says they will now head to the SCA again, this time to appeal the bail judgment on an urgent basis.

READ | Releasing Rohde on bail would make ‘mockery of criminal justice system’ – judge

Salie-Hlophe said she was not convinced that a different court would come to a different conclusion and that she had taken both old and new facts in the matter into account.

“I see no prospects of success. Pending the [first] appeal to the SCA, the leave to appeal [the bail decision] is dismissed,” she said.

More to follow.

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