Murder accused 'not assaulted'
THE claim by a murder accused that he was left seriously injured after he was assaulted by police was dismissed by another policeman yesterday in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on the East Rand.
Monde Tokwe and three others, including his wife Nolufefe, have been charged with the death of Yonela Sikweyiya in 2010. Some of her body parts were found missing.
His attorney, Gundo Lidovho, said Tokwe did not make the admission-of-guilt statement freely. The defence wants the statement thrown out.
But Lieutenan-Colonel Jakobus Botha of the Katlehong police said though Tokwe complained about the assault, he did not see any injuries on him on the day.
The trial continues.