Happy Sindane accused appears in court

By Drum Digital
11 April 2013

A 58-year-old man accused of killing Happy Sindane will appear in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Khuwana Simon Mthimunye was expected to apply for bail, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said. He made his first court appearance on April 3.

Sindane was found dead in Tweefontein, near KwaMhlanga, on April 1. Police said he appeared to have been stoned to death.

The Star reported he had a fight with another man over a bottle of brandy at the JZee tavern in Tweefontein shortly before his death.

Sindane made headlines in 2003 when he claimed he was a white boy who had been kidnapped by black people. After a four-month inquiry to establish his identity the Bronkhorstspruit Children's Court found in September 2003 that Sindane's real name was Abbey Mzayiya, the son of a black domestic worker, Rina Mzayiya. The court found his father was probably a white man, Henry Nick, who employed Mzayiya in 1984. He was born that year. The whereabouts of his parents were unknown.

In 2004 Sindane was run over by a minibus and a car. When the accident occurred Sindane was lying in the road outside the Sinzanani Trust Village place of safety in Bronkhorstspruit, where he lived. It was not known why he was lying in the road.

-by Sapa Pic: news24

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