Family of murdered man seeks justice

2017-05-17 06:00

THE family of Sibusiso Dladla
from Macambini, who was, according to his family, kidnapped and then beaten to death in December last year, is seeking justice for his murder.

Sibusiso's brother, Peter, said the four suspected for his brother's murder appeared in the Eshowe Magistrate's Court last Thursday.
The case was postponed to today, May 10.

Sibusiso's sister, Samaria, said the four face charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and murder.

Peter said the family want the case to get under way as soon as possible as it has been postponed several times since the arrest of the suspects.

He said the suspects are out on bail and their “offish attitude” towards the deceased's family is the reason why the family want the trial to start immediately.

“At one of their court appearances, they kept calling my sister degrading names and displayed arrogance towards our family,” Peter said.

Peter said that according to a business person in the area, he, the businessman, had heard the suspects boasting about killing Sibusiso after the incident.

KZN SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said on December 12, 2016, at around 9pm, Sibusiso's body was found in the Lambothi area after allegedly being beaten to death.

“The motive is still unknown at this stage.
“The four accused were arrested and appeared in the Eshowe Magistrate's Court on Thursday, May 4,” Zwane said.

Samaria said a rumour at the time of the incident claimed the deceased had been assaulted because he was accused of stealing a pair of takkies.

“Soon after the incident, the investigating officer asked us [Sibusiso's family] to look for receipts to prove that Sibusiso had not stolen the takkies.
“We found a receipt which showed that he had purchased a pair of takkies at a shop in Durban,” Samaria said.

Peter said Sibusiso was allegedly abducted near a shop in the area and taken to a tavern where he was allegedly beaten along with another resident
“The deceased was accused of being in cahoots with the other victim during the alleged theft of the
takkies.

“They used a 1400 Nissan bakkie to kidnap my brother.
“The other person they accused with Sibusiso was also beaten up by the same group, but they let him
go.
“They beat my brother to death and dumped his body near a sugarcane plantation,” Peter said.

The deceased's body was nude when it was discovered and had sustained several stab wounds.

“There is a person who witnessed Sibusiso being kidnapped, and there is another person who saw him soon after he had been beaten.
??“This person told us that when they saw Sibusiso, he was bleeding badly,” Peter said.

He said Sibusiso's family want those responsible for his murder to face the full might of the law.

 

 

 

 

 

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