No bail for killer of joggers

2016-03-23 06:00

THE alleged killer of two joggers in Dalton on 26 February, Mcabango Hlongwa, abandoned his bail application when he appeared in New Hanover Magistrate’s Court on Monday 14 March.
The 37-year-old allegedly knocked down and killed Sithabile Mkhasibe and her boyfriend Xolani Nxele while they were jogging with a friend in the early evening along Eskamanzi Road in Dalton. A third man, who was running with them, escaped unhurt.

It is alleged that Hlongwa did not stop after hitting the pair and continued driving with Nxele’s body on the bonnet and Sithabile up against the windscreen.

Nxele’s body eventually fell off the bonnet and Hlongwa stopped the vehicle and put Mkhabise’s body in a sugar-cane field

Police, Sithabile’s family and friends launched a desperate and urgent search for her as Hlongwa stated he could not remember where he had dumped the body. She was found, dead, three days later.

Hlongwa has been charged with culpable homicide, drunk driving and failing to stop after an accident.

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