Magaqa murder case set for trial in October

Magaqa murder case set for trial in October

The Sindiso Magaqa murder trial is due to start in October.

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The former ANC Youth League leader and uMzimkhulu councillor was shot in an ambush at Ibisi village two years ago.


He died a few months later in hospital.


Two other councillors who were with him at the time of the attack were wounded.

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Alleged hitman - Sibusiso Ncengwa - was arrested last year.  


The other suspects - Mbulelo Mpofana, businessman Mxolisi Ncalane and former policeman Sibonelo Myeza  - were taken into custody earlier this year.


"The matter was at the uMzimkhulu Magistrate's Court yesterday. The accused in this matter were indicted and the matter was postponed for trial. The trial has been set down for the 14th of October until the 8th of November," says spokesperson for the National Prosecution Authority in KwaZulu-Natal Natasha Kara.


Former Harry Gwala mayor and current deputy speaker of the provincial legislature Mluleki Ndobe and municipal manager Zwelibanzi Sikhosana were also arrested in connection with the murder but the charges against them have been provisionally withdrawn.

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