Trial date set for cop who organised his kid's murder

2015-07-29 18:33
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Durban - The trial of a police officer accused of organising the murder of his 7-year-old daughter is expected to begin in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban in little over a month.

Thokozani Ngidi appeared briefly in court on Wednesday.

Simosakhe Ngcobo, a hitman who was paid R1 000, slit the girl's throat, stabbed her more than 40 times and disembowelled her. He has been convicted and sentenced for his role in the slaying.

In a statement given in support of a guilty plea, Ngcobo implicated Ngidi as the puppet master in the killing.

Ngcobo, a street vendor, told the court that Ngidi had offered him and a friend R20 000 each if they would kill his daughter. In the end, however, they were each paid only R1 000.

His alleged accomplice is still on the run from the police.

Ngcobo said Ngidi had taken them to an area he did not know and told them that his daughter was with her mother’s relatives.

The two did not know who Ngidi’s daughter was and, according to Ngcobo, Ngidi told them to kill all three children in the rondavel. The two men refused, saying the "deal was for only one child".

"A young boy opened the door and the second attacker pushed the door and both of us entered the rondavel. I stood near the doorway and we both drew our knives and my friend demanded Thokozani’s child. The lady inside pointed at a young girl and the child came to me and stood next to me."

He said that they took Zungu, the young girl, outside, locking the woman and the other two children inside the rondavel. He held the child while his friend went to look for Ngidi.

"He came back with Thokozani who confirmed that this is his child and [he] said, 'kill her'. [The friend] then came to me and stabbed the child, and she fell to the ground."

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