Jailed for hurling woman off 60m bridge
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