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 body was stuffed in a bag in Barberton last year.

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During his appearance, he requested the court to give him time to go through documentation as he would be representing himself during the trial.

Speaking to Mpumalanga Mirror, the deceased’s aunt Andiswa Maphanga said it seems as if he is coming up with delay tactics. “As a family we are not pleased with how the trial commenced because we thought there would be progress. We did not expect what just took place. His actions show that he might just be trying to buy time,” she said.

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The trial will continue on February 27.





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