Man denies sand dune killings
Cape Town - A man accused of killing three men in Macassar, Cape Town, says he had blood on his pants because he tried to intervene in the attack, it was reported on Thursday.
The Cape Times reported that Mziwabantu Madiba Mngacwengi, 45, was asked in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court why police found blood in his garage, bakkie and on his trousers.
Mngacwengi said: "One of the community members hit one of the [thieves] while they were showing us how they entered my house. His nose was bleeding. [I and a co-accused Lumnko Bambaloza] washed the bakkie a while later after we noticed spots of blood," he said.
He told the court the community assaulted the three suspected thieves in his bakkie. His pants were stained with blood and they left the scene because they were hungry.
He appeared with his brother Mzimasi Madiba Mngacwengi, 37, sister-in-law Buyelwa Mngacwengi and Bambaloza.
They stand accused of kidnapping and killing three men in March. Their beaten bodies were found in sand dunes.
Their bail application was postponed to May 8.