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The family of a 22-year-old Mpumalanga woman has engaged a lawyer to force the police to arrest a teacher they believe murdered her.
Endurance Ndlovu's family, of Jameyana village near Acornhoek, said yesterday they had hired lawyer Steve Hefferman to help them get the police to act against the suspect who allegedly claimed she was knocked down by a passing car after jumping out of his vehicle.
Hefferman confirmed that the family had hired him. He said he was in the process of consulting with the public prosecutor about the matter.
This follows the mysterious death of Ndlovu after her boyfriend, Bedwell Hlungwane, who is a school teacher and is also known as Tsawa, fetched her from her home.
The family say they want Hlungwane, who was the last person to see Ndlovu alive, should tell them what really happened.
"We believe Tsawa assaulted her to death and tried to cover up," Ndlovu's sister Fortunate, pictured, said yesterday. "So we have hired a lawyer who will force the police to arrest him."
Hlungwane, a teacher at Moses Mnisi High School, allegedly took Ndlovu to the Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek that evening after she had been hit by a car at about 10pm.
He allegedly claimed that he was unable to take the car's registration number "because things happened too fast".