Seevnarain’s dad wants accused to ‘rot in jail’

2010-11-02 00:00

A FUMING father whose daughter school teacher Kavisha Seevnarain (27), was hijacked at gunpoint and thrown down a 60-metre bridge over the Mkhomazi River last year said the maximum sentence was the only thing suitable for the perpetrators “who tried so mercilessly to kill my child”.

Jeewan Seevnarain said his daughter was still suffering and her life had been put on hold since the crime on November 13 where Kavisha was hijacked, kidnapped and eventually thrown off a bridge and left to die, but miraculously survived.

Seevnarain who spoke to The Witness shortly after the case against two men accused of orchestrating Kavisha’s terrible ordeal was postponed for today. He said he wanted them to rot in jail for what they had done to his daughter.

“I wish all those animals could be put to rot in jail … we won’t accept any plea bargain from them,” he said.

The Witness understands that the defence had tried to negotiate a plea bargain on behalf of the two accused but to no avail.

Seevnarain said as a family they were disappointed that the trial did not proceed as they had come prepared to face the accused in the trial.

Meanwhile, the two accused, Siboniso Ngcobo (26) and a 16-year-old minor looked calm as they made their brief appearance in court.

Kavisha, who was seated directly behind them in the public gallery and wearing a grey suit, was asked to stand as the court proceedings got underway. She also looked relaxed and collected during the short proceedings.

According to the charge sheet the two have been charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping and attempted murder.


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