Jogger’s family wants drunk driver in jail

2016-03-03 10:43
Mcabango Hlongwa appeared in the Hew Hanover Magistrate’s Court.

Mcabango Hlongwa appeared in the Hew Hanover Magistrate’s Court. (Ian Carbutt, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - The family of Sithabile Mkhasibe, the jogger who died in an alleged drunk driving incident, has thanked all those involved in the search for her body.

Mkhasibe had been missing since Friday after she was hit by a car while jogging with her boyfriend, Xolani Nxele, who also died, along Ekamanzi Road, Dalton.

Mkhasibe’s body was found on a remote road in grasslands in Dalton on Tuesday night.

Andile Mlotswha, her brother, called for a tough sentence to be handed to Mcabango Hlongwa (37), who faces charges of culpable homicide, drunk driving and failing to stop after his Honda Ballade hit the couple.

“He deserves to rot in jail. How can he dump her body in the sugar cane field? We are all heartbroken.

“We would like to thank our family, friends, the police and colleagues of Nxele who were involved in the search for her body.

“They were there when we needed them the most,” he said.

Mlotshwa said funeral arrangements were yet to be made.

Mkhasibe (27), an engineer, had recently returned to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from the Eastern Cape to be closer to her family.

• sabelo.nsele@witness.co.za

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