Marzanne accused awaiting extradition

2012-03-02 12:14

Johannesburg - One of the three men who allegedly assaulted baby Marzanne Kruger and her nanny, Francina Sekhu, in 2010, is still in custody in Mozambique, Beeld reported on Friday.

There was little hope of extraditing Chakhoma Machaba, it said.

The other two suspects, Nelson Maphosa, 29, and Gerald Nyantumbo, 26, are on trial in the Johannesburg District Court, on charges of robbery and attempted murder in the Kruger home in April of that year.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

They were caught with goods stolen from the Kruger home, but claimed that Machaba had assaulted both Sekhu and the baby.

Machaba was arrested shortly after the incident in Mozambique.

Justice department spokesperson Herman van Eeden told the court on Thursday that there was no extradition agreement between Mozambique and South Africa.

Van Eeden said his department was trying to establish whether Mozambique's laws made it possible to request extradition without a formal agreement.

Sekhu testified earlier this week that she remembered little of the attack.

Madelein Kruger, Marzanne's mother, told the court that her daughter, who is turning 3 in April, is recovering well.

She was left blind after the attack, but has managed to partially regain her sight.

  • Bokfan - 2012-03-02 12:34

    Thi Sekhu woman is lying as are the accused. Life is the only option for these swines.

      Jimmy - 2012-03-02 13:00

      People like this should receive the same punishment as they have handed out to their victims. It is in cases like this that I wish we had a stricter legal system, something like Arabic Sharia Law. An eye for an eye, you steal.. you loose your hands. You murder.. you get stoned to death. 3 PATHETIC men beat a baby almost to death... those same three bastards should get beaten by a mob of men almost to death. Me thinks it is time for people to start taking the law into their own hands, because going to court is nothing but a farce, expensive waste of time... It is time for the Lone Wolfs to take charge.

  • Cindy - 2012-03-02 13:13

    Death Penalty, I cannot stress it enough! People who can harm a child like that has merrit in this world

      Cindy - 2012-03-02 13:25

      sorry has no merrit

  • phillipa.mill - 2012-03-02 13:58


  • Kevin - 2012-03-02 14:37

    Make these low down half breed thugs pay

  • Marion - 2012-03-02 14:42

    There should not even be a question about this guy being sent to SA to stand trial, extradition treaty or not. Justice needs to be served. It's not like we'll give him the death sentence if he's found guilty.

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