Trial date set for Sinoxolo's alleged killers

2017-02-03 21:39
Sinoxolo Mafevuka. (Thulani Gqirana, News24)

Sinoxolo Mafevuka. (Thulani Gqirana, News24)

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Cape Town - Two cousins accused of raping and killing 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha are scheduled to go on trial in May.

They heard this when they appeared for a pre-trial in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. The court has ordered that they not be named, for their own safety.

One of them crossed his arms and looked around the small courtroom with a frown, while his co-accused hardly moved and stared straight ahead.

Prosecutor Maria Marshall said the defence had asked for “further and better” particulars of the case to prepare.

“The State is ready to proceed with trial.”

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The defence confirmed that their request dealt with the concepts of conspiracy and acting in common purpose.

A trial date had been set down for May 15.

The two stand accused of killing Mafevuka on March 2 2016 and dumping her body in a communal ablution block in SST Block, in Town Two.

A post-mortem confirmed she had been strangled. Her naked body was found slumped over a toilet. Her clothes had been stuffed into the cistern. Water from the leaking toilet is believed to have washed DNA evidence away.

Police claimed the two were angered by her leaving a Khayelitsha tavern with another man, while their cousin was making plans to marry her.

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