Jailed for hurl­ing woman off 60m bridge

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THE TWO men who hi­jacked a school teacher who was later flung off the 60m-high Mko­mazi River bridge were sen­tenced to a com­bined 65 years in jail by the Dur­ban Re­gional Court on Fri­day.

Mag­is­trate Anand Ma­haraj sen­tenced Wandile Nsi­band, 20, to 25 years and Sibu­siso Dlamini, 25, to 40 years.

The two robbed Kavisha Seev­nar­ian be­fore she was flung off the bridge last Fri­day. Both ad­mit­ted their crimes.

Dlamini con­fessed to the at­tempted mur­der of Seev­nar­ian. Nsi­bande had not been present when she was thrown off the bridge.

“Per­pe­tra­tors vic­timise women. In this in­stance, there was more than one per­son tak­ing ad­van­tage of the woman,” said the mag­is­trate.

“Kavisha must have been ter­ri­fied, think­ing what they would do to her as the men drove her around.

“There was no need to kid­nap and harm Kavisha. They could have left her at the scene,” Ma­haraj said.

The vic­tim’s fa­ther Jee­wan Seev­nar­ian said it would be dif­fi­cult for him to for­give the at­tack­ers for what they had done to his daugh­ter.

She sur­vived the 60m plunge but is in in­ten­sive care with a smashed spine and frac­tured pelvis. – Sapa

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