Murder-for-money five denied bail

2016-12-21 06:01

IN refusing bail for the five murder-for-money accused, Greytown Magistrate CF Masikane said that the community expected people who committed “inhumane and heinous offences” like these to be kept in custody.
He expressed the view that because of their alleged propensity to kill, they would pose a danger to public safety.

Masikane further stated that the arguments put forward in favour of granting bail for the five did not prove any exceptional circumstances to warrant the granting of bail.

The state alleges that the three women, Doris Dladla-Zaco of Pietermaritzburg and Mildred Khoza of Greytown - both teachers - and health department employee from Pietermaritzburg Hlengiwe Zuma, had orchestrated the three murders and one attempted murder.
The alleged hitmen were Zamokwakhe Khanyile and Mandla Khumalo of Greytown.

In the case put forward, it is alleged that life insurance policies were taken out in favour of the women on the victims who were either drugged or plied with alcohol - two were then run over, one shot and a fourth suffered two attempts but survived.

The case was adjourned to 19 January when the five will appear in the Greytown Magistrate Court for the date of the case to be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

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