The trials of the murder of two lawyers resumes today in Cape Town

 Lawyers are not usually the subject of a trial, but today different, the Western Cape High Court will deal with separate trials relating to the murders of two well-known Cape Town lawyers. 

The trial of the three men accused of murdering Pete Mihalik and attempting to murder his two children is about to be concluded, with the final argument set to start today. 

Mihalik was murdered on his way to drop off his children at a private school in Green Point in October 2018. 

The State has presented number of evidence in its bid to prove that Sizwe Biyela, Nkosinathi Khumalo and Vuyile Maliti shot and killed Mihalik in broad daylight on a busy road. 

All three suspects pleaded not guilty.

But as that trial draws to an end, five men will start their trial for the murder of advocate David Mbazwana.  

Mbazwana was murdered outside a shop in Khayelitsha almost a year later, in September 2019. 

As Mbazwana murder trial starts today, the State will start building its case against Sinethemba Makeleni, Anga Anganda Mabenjane, Lonwabo Cosa, Siyanda Ndzendze and Brian Balangile. 

More information regarding the accused will be revealed as the court teases out evidence gathered around the events of the murder.

Done by: Sibulele Stuurman


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