ANC supporters say school murder accused ‘must not get bail’

2014-03-10 00:00

THE man accused of the murder of his mother-in-law at Oakford Primary School abandoned his bail application at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Sibongiseni Myamazane (29) is accused of fatally shooting his mother-in-law Thandiwe Mtungwa (47), an office clerk at the Verulam school, on Monday last week while she was loading items into her car with the help of pupils.

And in an added development just hours after the killing, her daughter Nomathamsanqa Mtungwa (22) who is also understood to be the girlfriend of the accused, was allegedly kidnapped. A case was opened at the Inanda police station and she has yet to be found. The two incidents have yet to be linked. The case was adjourned until March 27 where it is expected Myamazane will again make a bail application.

Under a heavy police guard, ANC supporters holding banners — “You robbed me of my husband”, “Justice must be served” and “Murderer rot in jail” — were packed outside the court.

ANC Women’s League zone secretary for the Kwenzamalembe zone, Mama Tembe, said they were at the court for the late Mtungwa and her missing daughter.

“We are distraught by what is happening in our communities. We will be here at the next court hearing and there will be more of us. The accused must not get bail,” said Tembe.

Over 900 pupils attend Oakford Primary School, once part of a convent and educational complex run by Dominican nuns.

It is believed a number of pupils witnessed the murder, which took place at the end of the school day.

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