Trio admit beating man, deny murder

2015-01-23 17:44

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Tonga - Three men admitted beating a villager with a sjambok and punching him, but denied killing him, during an appearance in the Boschfontein Regional Court, in Mpumalanga, on Friday.

Abraham Ntamane 31, and siblings Njabulo, 26, and Themba Mhlababe, 34, admitted that on 2 March 2013 they assaulted Bheki Isaac Shabangu after an argument in a tavern, a Sapa correspondent reported.

"We did assault him with a sjambok and punched him with fists, but we didn't intend to kill him.

Community members arrived and started beating him badly," the three said in statements.
Shabangu died later in hospital.

Magistrate Edgar Moletsane postponed the case to 27 February for judgment.

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