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AUNT AND TWO RELATED MALES ARRESTED, ANOTHER ON THE RUN: NELSPRUIT
2022/05/31      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 30 May 2022- The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has condemned an incident in which an 18-year-old learner was allegedly assaulted and later died.

Three suspects appeared before Kabokweni Magistrates' Court today, Monday 30 May 2022, facing  a charge of murder.

Gladys Mashabane (51), Skholiwe Mbuyane (27) and Sandiso Mbuyane (26) were reminded in custody until 03 June 2022 for a formal bail application which would be held at Masoyi Periodical Court.

It is alleged that the deceased, Andile Sambo (18) who was a grade 10 learner at Bhekiswako secondary school was assaulted by his aunt and three family members at their residential house at Numbi trust. They alledged that he broke the window and stole a T-shirt.

The deceased was allegedly then assaulted with wooden lock and a sjambok on his head and body.

He was subsequently taken to Phola Nsikazi clinic for medical treatment were he was certified dead on Wednesday 24  June, hence the arrest of the trio. One suspect  is still on the run and the Police expecting to arrest him soon.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has condemned the incident and advise parents to be exemplary to the society than taking the law into their own hands.