Witnesses saw murdered Khayelitsha woman being beaten with rod - prosecutor

2016-12-08 12:04
Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu at court (James de Villiers, News24)

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu at court (James de Villiers, News24)

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Cape Town – Witnesses saw a man using a rod to beat Nopinkie Fuba, 31, whose body was dumped at a public toilet in Khayelitsha, it emerged in court on Thursday.

Sibongile Nondyola, 27, made his first appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court in connection with Fuba's murder.

Fuba’s body was found in a communal toilet in RR Block, Site C, Khayelitsha, on Monday.

"Witnesses saw the accused hitting the victim with a rod. Her body was later found dead in a toilet," prosecutor Andrew Edim told Magistrate Vernon Jantjies.

Nondyola would remain in custody until his bail application on January 5.

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu attended court proceedings on Thursday.

"We are here just to make a point and also to make sure that whoever intends to do that during this festive season, must know that the law... we are going to influence the outcome of that as women, not as a politician," Sotyu told reporters outside the court room.

She said it was unbelievable that such crimes took place during the 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Another Khayelitsha woman was found murdered on Sunday. Noluvo Swelindawo, 22, was found shot dead on a footbridge near the Driftsands Nature Reserve. It is suspected that she was killed because she was lesbian.

On March 2 this year, 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka was found naked and strangled in a communal toilet in SST Block, Town Two, Khayelitsha. Her boyfriend's two cousins were arrested for the crime. They are awaiting trial on charges of rape and murder.

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