Court absolves man of killer slap

2012-12-24 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG businessman has been acquitted of murder arising from an incident when he hit his brother-in-law at a hotel in Boksburg in March.

He expressed gratitude to his many supporters who contacted him after the story of his arrest broke, as well as his legal team, advocate Yoga Moodley SC and attorney Shereen Meersingh. In a statement handed to the regional court in Boksburg, Naidoo explained that he was emotional and was provoked into slapping his brother-in-law because Ruthanam had publicly accused him of “murdering” his wife, Asothie, who died in 2009 after undergoing chemotherapy for leukaemia.

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