ANCYL leader yet to plead in murder case

2012-09-13 18:07

Durban - An ANC Youth League leader arrested in connection with the murder of two ANC branch leaders has not pleaded, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Thursday.

NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said Sifiso Khumalo appeared in the Port Shepstone Regional Court on Wednesday, but there had been no plea in court.

Khumalo, 31, was arrested on Monday in connection with the murders of Bheki Chiliza and Dumisani Malunga.

Khumalo appeared alongside Samuel Cele, 34. They would be back on 19 September, Ramkisson said .

On Wednesday evening, the ANC's Lower South Coast regional secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi said Khumalo had pleaded guilty to murder in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court.

Chiliza was Oshabeni branch secretary and Malunga was branch chairman.

Malunga, 42, and Chiliza, 39, were shot dead while driving home from an ANC meeting in the Oshabeni area.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-13 18:52

    Nothing new, ANC infighting legendary, first throw some water bottles, next throw a few punches and if still don't agree just whack them.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 18:54

    Maybe this type of thing doesn't happen in the DA because it's a bit more civilised and it's members haven't just learnt to walk upright.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-13 18:56

      Hey you, how long are you going to fake it? I mean being a black troll when it is clear you are a white troll

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 19:05

      Fake what? Do you have a problem with my husband's surname? Do you have a problem with my skin colour? STFU, you ignorant bat!

      lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-14 04:40

      It's and IFP and ANC thing: don't use the ballot, use the Mshini.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-13 20:06

    What is going to be done about this killing culture? This total lack of impulse control? We cannot even pretend to be a democracy whilst the m/o is to simply kill anyone that disagrees with you.

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-14 04:39

    The media need to change their tired approach to criminal matters. The line "he was not asked to plead", or "he hasn't pleaded" is a waste of ink and paper - the only time an accused pleads is when the trial starts - methinks journos learned this stupid habit from some old ballie who sat in on preparatory examinations in terms of Section 119 of the Criminal Procedure Act - that practice stopped in the 80's.

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