Murder victim’s friends furious as accused gets bail

2014-07-11 00:00

THE case of the man accused of strangling FET college student Nompilo Ndlovu (23) has been transferred to the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court.

Ndlovu was burnt, chopped up and buried in a shallow grave over Christmas last year.

Tensions rose when the matter came before magistrate Ntsoaki Ndawonde yesterday and Ndlovu’s friends and family in the public gallery learnt that the murder accused, Thamsanqa Justice Tenza (24), was out on bail.

Tenza appealed for bail in the high court last month and was released after paying R2 000.

Ndlovu’s relatives asked how this had come to pass, crying that this was not fair to her family.

Tenza did not appear to be affected by the commotion and sat calmly.

He is charged with murdering Ndlovu at Stage One, Imbali, on the night of December 25. Ndlovu was his “ex-girlfriend”, who was enrolled as a student at Msunduzi FET college, studying electrical engineering. Her hacked and burnt body was found in a shallow grave behind Tenza’s room in Imbali on December 26, causing outrage in the community.

Tenza will appear in the Regional Court on August 11. — WR.

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