Happy Sindane fought over booze - report

2013-04-03 08:43
Happy Sindane (Foto: Beeld)

Happy Sindane (Foto: Beeld)

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Happy Sindane's family heartbroken

2013-04-03 08:35

The family of 27-year-old Happy Sindane say they cannot understand why anyone would want to kill him. Sindane made headlines in 2003 when he claimed he was a white child kidnapped by a black family.WATCH

Johannesburg - A man arrested in connection with Happy Sindane's murder had fought with him over a bottle of brandy the night before, according to a report on Wednesday.

Investigating officer Captain Vusi Mahlangu told The Star that the fight at the JZee tavern in Tweefontein, Mpumalanga, started when the man refused to share his bottle of brandy with Sindane.

They stopped fighting when people at the tavern intervened. They later left the tavern together.

Sindane was found dead in Tweefontein on Monday. Police suspect he had been stoned to death.

A 58-year-old man, known to Sindane, was arrested on Tuesday and is due to appear in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, he had swollen hands and had washed the jeans he had been wearing the previous night. Police believe the jeans had bloodstains, and will conduct DNA tests to determine if there is a link to Sindane.

In 2003, Sindane made headlines when he claimed he was a white boy kidnapped by black people.

The Bronkhorstspruit Children's Court found in September 2003 that Sindane's real name was Abbey Mziyaye and he was the son of a black domestic worker, Rina Mzayiya.

The court found his father was probably a white man, Henry Nick, who employed Mzayiya in 1984. He was born that year.

The whereabouts of both were unknown.

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