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1 suspect shot - case postponed

By Canaan Mdletshe | Jul 30, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE murder of Makhosabo Mkhize, one of the two men charged with the murder of Inkosi Mbongeleni Zondi, forced the Umlazi magistrate's court to postpone proceedings yesterday.

Mkhize, 35, was allegedly shot and killed by a group of men in his rented room in KwaMashu outside Durban, just a day before indictments were to be served on him and his co-accused Siphamandla Mhlongo, 35.

Mhlongo appeared briefly and the matter was postponed to August 12 to give the state time to confirm Mkhize's death. Mkhize, who was shot several times, was out on R10000 bail when he was killed.

Zondi's friends and relatives were in court when Mhlongo appeared.

Mhlongo and Mkhize are accused of killing Zondi, a descendant of the famous Inkosi Bhambatha kaMancinza Zondi, who led the 1906 Poll Tax uprising.

Zondi was also a close ally of President Jacob Zuma.

Zondi was shot dead in Durban's Umlazi township on January 22 after visiting his fiancée in the area.


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