Scores flock to 'hit mom' case

2013-08-29 12:02

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Durban - Scores of people tried to force their way into the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court on Wednesday to witness the bail application of a South Coast woman who allegedly ordered a hit on her two sons.

Dorothy Langeni Makhosazana, 50, who lives in Gamalakhe, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Magistrate Piet Coetzer admonished the community for responding to the case with morbid fascination.

He was unhappy that people were sitting on top of each other and standing in any available spot to hear every detail of Makhosazana’s bail application.

No psychiatric evaluation

Those who were not able to find a seat were told to leave the courtroom before prosecutor Sohana Moodley told the court that the State did not think there was a reason for Makhosazana to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Makhosazana’s lawyer, who only identified himself as BV Ngcobo, agreed.

The issue of a psychiatric evaluation was discussed at Makhosazana’s first court appearance on 21 August.

Wednesday's bail application was postponed to 4 September.

Outside the court, the Reverend William Dlamini told reporters and others that Makhosazana was a member of his congregation.

“I would advise people not to be angry at her. Life is about the positive and the negative. I would like to visit her soon,” he said.

The accused, who has three children, was arrested on 20 August in Gamalakhe township.

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