Widow breaks down

2010-12-03 13:23

The widow of former City Press editor Mathatha Tsedu’s son, Avhatakali Netshisaulu, who is standing trial for his murder, broke down in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg today.

Mulalo Sivhidzo started weeping silently as Judge Naren Pandya recapped her testimony on how she asked firefighters to look for her husband at the scene of a burnt-out VW City Golf in Honeydew on the evening of December 7, 2006.

Pandya was into the fifth day of reading his judgment.

As he read out the account of the last communication Sivhidzo had with her husband, and how she knew her co-accused Ntambudzeni Matzhenene, the sounds of sniffing grew louder in the dock.

In her testimony Sivhidzo had told the court she and a friend, together with her young sister-in-law, spotted a burning car while searching for her husband.

Netshisaulu had apparently earlier called his wife to alert her of two cars following him.

Pandya continued recapping the testimony until he adjourned for lunch.

Sivhidzo and Matzhenene, together with Arnold Sello are being tried for the murder, robbery and kidnapping of Netshisaulu.

She is accused of having hired the men to kill her husband.

Netshisaulu’s charred body was found in the boot of his car. He had been tied up and bundled into it before it was set alight.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.