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2 In court for hijacking and murder of their friend

Lindani Mbatha (19) and Nzukwiswa Giwose (25) have appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’ s Court on Thursday, 12 January 2023 for the alleged carjacking and murder of their friend Wandamusa Koza (27).

The pair was remanded in custody and will be back in the dock on 20 January 2023 when they are expected to make a formal bid for bail.

Koza’s body was found with multiple stab wounds in a sport ground at G section in KwaMashu.

The deceased had already been reported missing after he reportedly left home on 31 December 2022 and never returned.

Intensive investigation led the police to Glendale near Maphumulo area where his vehicle was recovered. Further investigations resulted in the arrest of Mbatha on Tuesday, 10 January 2023. His friend Giwose was arrested a day later at a traditional healer’s residence in Siyanda.

Police also recovered a dagger knife which was suspected to have been in the commission of the crime as well as the deceased’s cell phone.

SAPS Newsroom

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