Murder suspect ‘still confused’

2012-09-06 00:00

THE second person to have been arrested in connection with the murder of ANC politician Wandile Mkhize and his friend, Nhlakanipho Shabane, is “still confused”.

Kwanele Cedrick Hlongwane (40), of Tin Town near Margate, told this to the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court yesterday, having explained last week that this had been his frame of mind.

He had been scheduled to decide whether to apply for legal representation yesterday.

However, Hlongwane said: “At this present moment, I am still confused.”

Asked by magistrate Elize Coetzer how long it would take to make his decision, he replied “about a month”.

Hlongwane appeared with Dumisani Sikhakhane (35), with whom he faces two counts of murder.

Hlongwane has also been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

It has not been established whether the .38 pistol Hlongwane allegedly had with him when he was arrested was the murder weapon.

It is believed that he resigned as a general worker at the Hibiscus Coast Municipality. The case was postponed to October 11.

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