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3 appear for Tongaat couple's murder

2011-12-30 18:01

Johannesburg - Three men accused of the murder of a Tongaat couple appeared in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Colonel Jay Naicker said the case against Senzo Sello Nduli, 26, Lucky Ernest Njoko, 23, and Sibusiso Mthimkhulu, 28, was postponed to January 6 for their bail application.

The three allegedly shot dead businessman Balaram Reddy, 56, and his wife Maliga, 52, in their Burbreeze, Tongaat home on December 22.

Their son Nivashin, 27, was shot in the back and stabbed several times. He survived the attack.

The three have been charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder and house robbery.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2011-12-30 18:32

    Another court case which will drag on for months with a less than adequate outcome! They should not be given bail!!!!!!!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-30 18:41

      They have not been granted bail yet, please read the article

      Mike - 2011-12-30 18:51

      @ paulmandlakosi: Shirley only said they should not be given bail.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-30 19:13

      Its time to consider appropriate measures to deter people from murdering fellow citizens. I know that murder is a worldwide phenomenon and that here is no deterrent which works 100%, but we need to make people think before they rob and kill people. Out murder rate is very high and life seems cheap in South Africa. At the moment the justice system is not causing criminals to turn away from extreme violence. The punishment has to not only fit the crime but deter others from doing the same. Death penalty? What say you....?

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-30 19:37

      Mike I do not blame you, OBE is very bad, read the comment carefully before you comment

      Madelein - 2011-12-30 19:51

      @Paul. Mike is right. Shirley said it as simply as it means - they should not get bail - no hidden messages there.

      Christopher Collings - 2011-12-30 20:10

      Animals!!!! More murders in South Africa How many more innocent ppl must die before justice is served & the death penalty is brought back! Kill & be killed, u take a life urs should be taken away. But then again zuma would have 2 hang half his 'comrades' bunch of murdering savages. More evidence that makes SA the murder capital of the world. Sad state of affairs due 2 clowns in parliament in a country where criminals have more f*cking rights than the law abiding citizen. Ploy of the government was & still is 2 disarm the law abiding citizens so that they cannot protect themselves & indirectly arm the criminals. Proudly South African u say? Proud of what exactly?

      Irene - 2011-12-30 20:54

      Paul ~ It's your OBE education that is showing pal. Think!

  • Fred - 2011-12-30 19:13

    People who don't agree with mob justice must remember that we live in Africa, the land of the tokoloshe where rape, theft and murder are national pastimes. African problems call for African solutions i.e. kangaroo courts. Let them stone the criminals to death. Those people trying to apply European standards of justice are just fooling themselves. These may work in a civilized country, but Africa is far from being civilized. There are still islands of civilization, but these are shrinking as Africa slowly returns its pre-colonization state.

  • Hillary Mukudu - 2011-12-30 19:21

      davieoosie - 2011-12-30 21:59

      I totally agree.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-30 19:23

    Squeegee: I agree 100% but government is more concerned with the rights of the criminals than of the victims! IN countries where hands are cut off for theft-you can see this makes a marked difference. Our prison system is so bad that when the guy has done his 10 or 15 years he knows more tricks of the trade and is more violent than when he was incarserated!

      emile.eley - 2011-12-31 08:05

      In those countries you won't be able to comment based on your gender. So there are pitfalls.

  • spartanx93 - 2011-12-30 19:27

    give them to the mob!!

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