Shock at HACKINGDEATH in Imbali

2015-06-25 06:01
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Lwazi Jila was hacked to death, allegedly by foreign nationals last week.

PHOTO: supplied Lwazi Jila was hacked to death, allegedly by foreign nationals last week.

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THE Imbali community is in shock after an Imvelo­ Beauty Square employee was hacked to death, allegedly by foreign nationals.

The incident took place on the corner of West and Church streets last week.

Lwazi Jila (22) from Imbali Unit 2 died on the spot in the presence of colleagues on Tuesday night.

Survivor and friend Sihle Mbhele said eight employees, including five females, celebrated Youth Day with a braai at Hlophe Butchery.

He said since it was late and the butchery had closed, they decided to find another spot and while walking, a group of 10 foreign nationals came up behind them out of nowhere.

“We were walking in front, our female colleagues were behind us. We do not know what happened, but it seems as though the foreign nationals began assaulting them as we heard screams. Jila confronted one of them and they slapped him across the face. We exchanged words which resulted in us beating them. One of them took out a firearm and pointed it at me, and I fought back.

“We were eventually stopped by a garage employees because the incident happened near a garage,” he said.

Mbhele said they continued with their journey thinking that a truce had been called, but when he looked back he saw one of them carrying a bush knife.

He said he then saw a group carrying bush knives and one of them hacked him on the hand and the other hacked another employee on the head and the deceased was hacked on the ear and jaw.”

Jila’s uncle, Mondli Jila, said the family are in shock by the incident as apart from the broken jaw, the deceased sustained seven stab wounds to his body.

“The deceased was a quiet and respectful young man. We do not know what triggered them to kill him in such a brutal manner,” he said.

Police spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi Ngobese confirmed the incident, saying three foreign nationals have been arrested in connection to the incident.

THE DECEASED WAS A QUIET AND RESPECTFUL YOUNG MAN. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TRIGGERED THEM TO KILL HIM IN SUCH A BRUTAL MANNER

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