Hijackings: Scottsville suspects appear in court

2013-07-02 00:00

TWO men charged in connection with hijacking two cars in Scottsville and the attempted murder of two policemen, made a second brief appearance at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

They are Ayanda Shezi (20) and Thulani Reginald Mngadi (49). A third accused, Makhosonke Siyabonga Buthelezi (34) of Hammarsdale, was still recovering in hospital from dog bites he sustained during his arrest. He was remanded in absentia.

The trio are charged with pointing a firearm at Johanna Woodroff in Dulwich Road on May 31 and making off with her VW Polo car, a handbag, two cellphones, identity documents and R500 cash.

They are similarly charged with hijacking Thabani Mkhize in Escombe Road on June 18 and making off with his Hyundai SUV. They are also charged with the attempted murders of Tanki Machili and Christian Xolani Shabangu who were shot at in Golf Road when the suspects were arrested, as well as illegal possession of a 9 mm Norinco firearm.

The case was postponed to July 8.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

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