Disgraced Aliwal North Detective Constable Romeo Sarin Oerson has now appointed an attorney to defend him from a charge of escaping in custody in the East London Magistrate’s Court.
The shackled detective appeared before magistrate Rochelle Sam this morning being represented by Zolile Sompunzi of B Macingwane Attorneys.
Sompunzi told the magistrate he was not going to bring forward a bail application for the accused as he was in custody on another matter.
State prosecutor Asanda Nolusu asked the court to postpone the matter to October 25 for further investigation.
Nolusu said there was still an outstanding statement from one witness that the state still needed to be obtained.
Oerson was more calm today and his friends and family showed up in court to support him.