Mpuma pensioner accused of butchering friend

2014-02-27 18:29

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Komatipoort - A Mpumalanga pensioner appeared in court on Thursday for allegedly hacking his friend to death with a butcher's knife.

Mackson Elias Sibiya, 72, of Dludluma village near the Mozambican border, was not asked to plead when he appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court, a Sapa correspondent reported.

"You will appear in court in April for DNA test results," Chief Magistrate Sam Nkuna told the accused.

Sibiya, who walked into court leaning on a stick, was arrested on 9 October 2013.

He was accused of hacking to death his friend Armando Manyonola Chauke, 50, after a fight broke between the two men at a tavern.

Prosecutor Eugene Mathebula requested the magistrate to postpone the case for DNA test results to be presented in court.

The matter was postponed to 4 April.

Read more on:    mbombela

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Sometimes stepping back and taking a moment to reflect on things is an important part of understanding the bigger picture. If you...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.