South African Rugby
Roux released on bail
August 31, 2010
Bull prop Bees Roux (right) is facing a murder charge © Getty Images
Bulls prop Bees Roux has been released on a bail of R100,000 just one day after being charged with the murder of a police officer in Pretoria.
Roux stands accused of killing sergeant Ntshimane Mogale. The player appeared at a city District Court court on Monday and it was claimed that Roux had been involved in an alteraction with Mogale shortly after being pulled over by the officer in the early hours of August 27 on suspicion of drink driving.
However, Roux's lawyer said that his client will plead not guilty, claiming that he was acting in self-defence. Roux was set a bail of R100,000, which was met on Tuesday. The National Prosecuting Authority subsequently confirmed that Roux will next appear in court on October 15.
Meanwhile, the Blue Bulls Company (BBC) confirmed on Tuesday morning that Roux is on leave until further notice. "He has been through some tough times in recent days and we feel it is appropriate to give him some time to recover from this," the executive officer of the BBC, Barend van Graan, said.