Teens plead not guilty to stoning passenger

2012-08-15 09:47

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Durban - Three teenagers accused of murder after throwing stones from an overhead bridge have pleaded not guilty in the Durban Regional Court, the Mercury reported on Wednesday.

Getrude Mankaba was driving with her colleague Siphesihle Zola Zuma on the N3 freeway towards the Candella Road Bridge, near the Spaghetti junction, when she noticed stones in the middle of the road.

"I slowed down to drive around them and I heard a bang in the car," Mankaba testified.

She drove a little way further before stopping her Mercedes-Benz to check whether it had a puncture.

She found nothing wrong with the car's tyres, but saw a hole in her windscreen and discovered that Zuma had been injured by a concrete slab which had smashed into the car. Zuma was taken to hospital by an ambulance, but died.

The colleagues had been driving back from a work function on the evening of November 2 2010.
The teenagers, who are now 17, 16, 18, have pleaded not guilty.

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