Mom wants truth about her son’s death

2014-12-05 00:00

TODAY marks a month since road rage victim Kavlin Naidoo’s mother, Patsy, appealed to the women who must have seen her son gunned down to come ­forward.

Patsy claims Sergeant Thobelani Khuzwayo had church-goers in his state vehicle when the incident occurred in central Pietermaritzburg.

Naidoo spent 20 days in ICU fighting for his life at Grey’s Hospital before he died two weeks ago.

“It won’t bring back my son, but I want to know what was going through his [Khuzwayo] and their minds that night. Shouldn’t they be charged as his accomplices? I want them to tell me what happened,” said Patsy.

She said they would hold a memorial service on Sunday at A.S. Pillay Hall on Chetty Road for her son, whose death she said left a void that would never be filled.

“He was such a special child. It has not sunk in that he is no more. I’m just falling apart. Our lives revolved around him,” said an emotional Patsy, who had to put her job on hold to be with her son in hospital.

“We are drawing strength from one another and we want to carry his name forward. He was a man of love. He ­always wanted the family to be together and happy. We miss him dearly.”

His fiancée, Sandhani Padayachee, who was there when Naidoo was shot, said his death brought everything to a standstill.

She said they would have been so happy by now, planning their wedding ­together.

“Every move I make, I think of him. It is like he is always with me. He was so special. He was everything I ever wanted. He was the only one,” said a tearful Padayachee.

“He was loving, caring and funny. He worked for everything he possessed. Life will never be the same without him.”

Patsy said they have been supporting each other since the ordeal. She said they have not been to work and are still trying to come to terms with their loss.

“His nephew hasn’t been to school. He even refused to go there to collect his award. Kavlin was his mentor. He is still traumatised.”

• khanyisani.dlomo@witness.co.za

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