Dumisani Mkhwanazi was on Friday discovered responsible of the 19-year-old’s homicide in addition to on prices of defeating the ends of justice by burying her physique.
FILE: Forensic pathologists on scene the place the stays of Palesa Madiba have been present in a shallow grave at a buddy’s house in Soweto in December 2015. Picture: EWN.
JOHANNESBURG – The decide within the Palesa Madiba homicide case on Friday counseled the State’s witnesses, saying their compelling proof led to a conviction within the case.
Dumisani Mkhwanazi was discovered responsible of the 19-year-old’s homicide in addition to on prices of defeating the ends of justice by burying her physique.
Madiba was final seen at her buddy Matshidiso Mkhwanazi’s house in Phiri, Soweto in 2013.
Mkhwanazi’s uncle, Dumisani, was the final individual to see her however claimed she left the home.
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Judge Prince Manyathi learn the proof by one of many State’s witnesses, the accused’s buddy, who advised the court docket how Mkhwanazi confessed to the crime.
“According to him, the accused was angry when he asked that particular question. But in the end, he actually got the answer from him which the accused stated that he had crashed her,” Manyathi mentioned,
The decide additionally referred to the testimony of a person who labored as a caretaker at Mkhwanazi’s house. He advised the court docket how he observed a hump within the floor that was shoddily coated with tiles.
Judge Manyathi mentioned the witnesses have been credible and reliable, saying that he believed these testimonies. He mentioned neither of the lads had a motive to lie.