Councillor, 19 others in court for killing Zimbabwean

2011-08-17 11:30

An ANC councillor along with 19 other people appeared in the Seshego Magistrates Court today for allegedly stoning a Zimbabwean national to death.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the case was postponed to October 10.

They were charged with murder, public violence, malicious damage to property and incitement.

Four of the accused are minors aged between 14 and 17.

Godfrey Sibanda was stoned to death during an attack on foreign nationals on June 13.

Mulaudzi said allegations of criminal activity were levelled against foreign nationals in the area and a group of people began to intimidate them.

“Unfortunately... [Sibanda] was cornered by this group and then they stoned him to death. Other victims had their houses vandalised and their belongings were thrown out of their houses.”

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