Muti murder trial postponed

The case of the three men accused of killing two children in Hlalanikahle in Emalahleni, in 2018 has been postponed until Friday.

The matter appeared before the Mpumalanga High Court sitting in Middelburg.

The men are accused of killing Gabisile Shabane who was living with albinism and her cousin, Nkosikhona Ngwenya.

Thokozani Msibi (traditional healer) , Knowledge Mhlanga and Brilliant Mkhize are facing charges of housebreaking, murder, kidnapping and violation of a corpse, amongst others.

Also read: Muti murderer to spend the rest of his life in jail

The traditional healer believed to be the mastermind behind the murder, rejected his legal aid lawyer. Another legal aid attorney from Emalahleni will consult with Mr Msibi.

Themba Thubane, pleaded guilty in 2019 and is now serving two life sentences.

Gabisile’s sister, Nomthandazo, told she feels Mr Msibi doesn’t feel remorseful because he keeps dragging the matter every time he changes his legal aid.

“The family said they live in fear and want justice to be served,” Mpumalanga NPA spokesperson, Monica Nyuswa said.






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I have been working as a journalist/photographer since 2018 at the Middelburg Observer. Before joining Caxton I was a Journalism Student at the Tshwane University of Technology. I was also a broadcasting intern at the SABC in Pretoria. In my first year as a journalist I was awarded the Upcoming Journalist of the Year at the O H Frewin awards. My motto in life is ‘I am human before anything’ with that being said I am driven by human stories and I am a strong believer in justices and human rights.
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