Sakhiseni Nxumalo
Senior journalist
1 minute read
18 Jul 2022
11:19

Sindiso Magaqa murder trial set to begin in Pietermaritzburg

Sakhiseni Nxumalo

Sindiso Magaqa murder trial started today in Pietermaritzburg.

Sindiso Magaqa

The trial against four men charged with the 2017 murder of former ANC Youth League secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, is set to begin in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday.

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Fomer police officer Sbonelo Myeza, businessman Mbulelo Mpofana, Mlungisi Ncalane, and Sibusiso Ncengwa, are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, murder, attempted murder, and malicious injury to property as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

The trial is set down from July 18 to August 12.

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Magaqa was shot, along with colleagues Nontsikelelo Mafa and Jabu Msiya, in the uMzimkhulu area in July 2017, but only died in September 2017 due to complications from multiple gunshot wounds. Mafa and Msiya both survived.

At the time of his death he was deployed as an ANC councillor in the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and was a member of the mayoral Committee