10 in court for setting grandparents alight

2012-01-16 21:21
Durban - Ten men accused of killing an elderly couple, who they had accused of killing their grandchild, appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"Ten suspects were remanded in custody until January 26 for further investigation," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Fourteen people were arrested on Thursday for allegedly setting alight Elsa, 60, and Rafael Dubazana, 66, who lived in Lindelani, near Ntuzuma.

"Four suspects were only questioned at the police station and released because of insufficient evidence against them," Zwane said.

Police found Elsa in her bedroom and Rafael lying in the road outside their home.

The Mercury reported that the couple was attacked on January 6 by a group of people who accused them of killing their 16-year-old granddaughter, Zakude Shozi, and burying her in their yard.

"Their granddaughter died at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on January 4. She had overdosed on some pills because she was having family problems."

Zwane said police were waiting for the results of a post mortem as there were allegations Shozi had been beaten by a family member.
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