CHARGES DROPPEd

CHARGES have been withdrawn against four people accused of killing two foreign nationals by forcing them to jump off a Durban high rise building, the Durban magistrate's court heard yesterday.

CHARGES have been withdrawn against four people accused of killing two foreign nationals by forcing them to jump off a Durban high rise building, the Durban magistrate's court heard yesterday.

The state withdrew charges against Nkosinathi Dlamini, Delisile Ngwane, Linda Nala and Zoleka Sigcau.

Remaining in the dock are eThekwini municipality councillor Vusi Khoza, Sean Jacobs, Patricia Ballantyne and Mzokuthoba Mngonyama.

They were expected to plead not guilty when the hearing resumes.

Two foreigners jumped from a building in Albert Park while trying to escape a crowd of over 100 people wielding bush knives in January this year.

Zimbabwean Victor Zowa, 24, and Tanzanian Omar Said, 25, fell to their deaths.

A 23-year-old Mozambican, who was also forced to jump, survived.

The matter was heard in the magistrate's court before it was transferred to the regional court, which wanted the case postponed for further investigations, but Sipho Mkhize, the accused's lawyer , said his clients were being inconvenienced by "unreasonable postponements". - Sapa

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