Mob sets alight accused’s homes

By Yoliswa Khumalo

MGANDUZWENI – Three houses belonging to those arrested in connection with Bontle Mashiyane’s murder were burnt by angry residents last night.

This is after Collen Hlongwane (36), an ex-convict together with Ntombikayise Ngwenya (40), and Thapelo Ngomane (25) appeared in the KaBokweni Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They abandoned their bail and face charges of kidnapping, rape, and murder.

READ | BREAKING | Bontle (6) found dead

They reported Mashiyane missing three weeks ago while playing with her friends. The family then discovered her body on Saturday, May 21.

In a video circulating on social media platforms, the accused allegedly confessed to have mutilated and sold her body parts.

READ MORE | Man linked to six-year-old’s disappearance

Meanwhile, spokesperson for the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison Moeti Mmusi has called for calm in the community.

“We would not like to see people taking the law into their own hands but to allow due processes in court to take place,” he said. The trio will appear in the Masoyi Periodical Court on June 24. Investigations continue.

Related articles

Murder accused to represent himself after dumping lawyer

Murder accused, Velly Thwala will be representing himself in court. His request was made on Monday when he appeared in the Mbombela High Court on Monday for the murder of his girlfriend, Nontobeko Msithini whose...

Eskom employees appear in court for corruption

Two Eskom employees appeared in court for fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Thandi Ruth Magagula and Nontuthubo Surprise Mahweliri were arrests follow criminal referrals made by the Special Investigating Unit to the National Prosecuting Authority....

Three Mozambican nationals arrested for stolen vehicles

LEBOMBO - Three Mozambican nationals were arrested a few kilometres towards Lebombo Port of Entry for stolen vehicles yesterday at Komatipoort. According to the police, they received a tip-off about two SUVs that were stolen...

Man appears in court for mine manager’s murder

Xolani Sidney Simelane (38) appeared in the Carolina Magistrate’s Court today following a fatal shooting last week. This is after Zanele Zwane (27), a mine manager was shot dead as she was about to leave...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.