Ex-mayor charged for murder

2009-09-29 00:00

FORMER Endumeni Municipality mayor Thandeka Nukani has been charged again for the murder of ANC councillor, trade unionist and SACP member Grishen Bujram (43) in June 2007.

Bujram was shot in his car on the night of June 15, 2007 while with friends in the Sibongile township in Dundee.

Yesterday, Nukani appeared at the Utrecht Magistrate’s Court on murder charges.

The latest developments come after similar charges were withdrawn against Nukani when she was initially arrested together with her boyfriend, Bongani Shangase (33), and nephew, Siyabonga Nukani (25).

The boyfriend and nephew were found guilty of Bujram’s murder in 2008. Shangase was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Nukani (nephew) was jailed for 20 years as an accomplice.

It was found he had driven Thandeka Nukani’s car to the scene of the killing.

It is alleged that at the time of Bujram’s murder, he was investigating the sale of 17 low-cost government houses by a municipal councillor for prices ranging between R700 and R3 000.

Nukani will appear at the Ladysmith high court on October 22.

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