Judgment continues in husband murder

2010-12-02 09:31

Judgment is expected to continue today in the Johannesburg High

Court, on the murder of former City Press editor Mathatha Tsedu’s son,

Avhatakali Netshisaulu.

Judge Naren Pandya began his judgment on Monday by recapping

statements by witnesses and Netshisaulu’s murder accused – his widow Mulalo

Sivhidzo, Ntambudzeni Matzhenene and Arnold Sello.


The three are standing trial for the murder, robbery and kidnapping

of Netshisaulu in December 2006. Pandya dismissed their claims that they had

been tortured by police to implicate themselves in the murder.


Netshisaulu was allegedly followed by a group of men from a Caltex

Garage in Zandspruit on the evening of December 7, 2006. He was on his way to

meet with Matzhenene about a joint venture of setting up payphones in

Zandspruit.


He was allegedly forced off the Nooitgedacht road while driving his

VW Golf, assaulted and beaten with bricks before he was robbed of his cellphone,

wallet and some groceries he had on the back seat of his car.


His attackers tied him up and bundled him into the boot of his car

before asking him for his bank card pin number.


They poured petrol onto his car and set it alight. His attackers

heard him screaming for help. His charred body was found after the owner of a

nearby plot alerted police about a car on fire.

 

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