Murder-for-money bail application

2016-11-23 06:01

A VOLATILE crowd of “for” and “against” bail for the five accused in the murder-for-money trial were once again proclaiming their views outside Greytown Magistrate's Court last Friday as the bail application was being heard by Chief Magistrate Mr C.F. Masikane.

The application was not finalised and the next hearing will take place on Wednesday 2 December.

The five, with strong Greytown and Umvoti connections are Doris Dladla, Hlengiwe Zuma, Mildred Khoza, Zamokwakhe Khanyile and Dodo Khumalo.

They are accused of killing Mzomuhle Zuma by drugging him and then running him down with a vehicle on the Greytown-Msinga road on 27 August, 2015.

The second victim, Sonasokhe Mdlalose, suffered a similar fate on the Matimatolo road in March.

The third intended victim, a mentally handicapped female, survived a similar attack in November 2015 as well as a second attempt to kill her with lethal injections while she was hospital recovering from her injuries.

The fourth victim, a college student, Bongani Gcabashe, was shot dead.

The state advocate said he would lead evidence that insurance policies had been taken out on the victims with the three female accused listed as beneficiaries and that some policies had been paid out on the death of the three.

The case is generating much interest and discussion in the communities of the accused and the victims.

Join the conversation! 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.

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 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.