Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Khayelitsha teenager's suspected killers appear in court

Leonie Pretorius
1 June 2016

Two cousins accused of raping and killing Khayelitsha teenager Sinoxolo Mafevuka in an act of jealously and anger made a brief appearance in court today.

The matter was postponed to later this month because the investigating officer was unavailable.

The 19-year-old woman's body was found in a communal toilet in March.Court proceedings could not proceed because investigating officer Batiki Tshabalala had to be at the Western Cape High Court for another matter.

Defence lawyer Thabo Nogemane's pleas to magistrate Xolani Menyiwe to get Tshabalala to make other arrangements were not successful.

Menyiwe said it would be impossible to expect  Tshabalala to neglect his duties.

The two accused appeared frustrated and they shook their heads when they were told the matter has been postponed to later this month.



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