Happy Sindane fought over booze - report

2013-04-03 08:43

Johannesburg - A man arrested in connection with Happy Sindane's murder had fought with him over a bottle of brandy the night before, according to a report on Wednesday.

Investigating officer Captain Vusi Mahlangu told The Star that the fight at the JZee tavern in Tweefontein, Mpumalanga, started when the man refused to share his bottle of brandy with Sindane.

They stopped fighting when people at the tavern intervened. They later left the tavern together.

Sindane was found dead in Tweefontein on Monday. Police suspect he had been stoned to death.

A 58-year-old man, known to Sindane, was arrested on Tuesday and is due to appear in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, he had swollen hands and had washed the jeans he had been wearing the previous night. Police believe the jeans had bloodstains, and will conduct DNA tests to determine if there is a link to Sindane.

In 2003, Sindane made headlines when he claimed he was a white boy kidnapped by black people.

The Bronkhorstspruit Children's Court found in September 2003 that Sindane's real name was Abbey Mziyaye and he was 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 both were unknown.

  • Nelson Mashapa - 2013-04-03 09:13

    very sad for the guy that never really never knew his true identity.may his soul rest in peace.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-03 09:29

    What a sad story. Rejected by a white father, then a black mother and finally murdered by a black man over a bottle of brandy. Ai, what a screwed up world.

      Besilfredman - 2013-04-03 10:07

      a very eventful life indeed.

  • Sammy Masehe - 2013-04-03 09:31

    @ Tums your comment is probably the most dumpest thing I've ever sound like a very sad story. Mxm

  • mica.gogome - 2013-04-03 09:33

    Evidence?Happy was the living prove.

      Joe Smith - 2013-04-03 09:46

      prove? lol

  • Meezy Slam Dunk Mbhele - 2013-04-03 10:09

    kidnapped??? was jus listning to the radio news and they didnt say kidnapped!!! they said adopted...

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2013-04-03 10:14

    May the killer be killed or be gunned down bcoz he is just a monster

  • Mordikaai Speak - 2013-04-03 10:37

    Were you with them on the day of his conception statements like that can end in court remember you are now equal

  • Norah Rantho - 2013-04-03 11:22

    may his soul rest in peace

  • Bheki Dladla - 2013-04-03 12:23

    Klipdrift aaai come on Happy Sindane

  • Tshepiso Ramakau - 2013-04-03 16:05

    It is a sad life that no person,black or white, derseves.May his soul rest in peace and his family to be strong during this trying times.

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