High Court orders 20 cows compensation for shot man
A young man charged with attempted murder has been ordered to pay compensation in the form of 20 cows to his victim.
High Court Judge Sipho Nkosi ordered that Sifiso Magagula pay the cows to his victim Sipho Dlamini who he attempted to kill by shooting him with his father’s shot gun in the Lubombo region.
After observing that the victim has now been rendered disabled, Judge Nkosi ordered that he be compensated with the 20 cows, which are to be paid in monetary forms of E3 000 per cow.
Already Magagula has paid part of the compensation and is now left with a balance of E10 000 which the court ordered should be payable within the next two months.
Lawyer Sabelo Chicken Dlamini, who is representing the convicted person, submitted that his instructions are that the remainder of the money shall be payable in the next two months.
He communicated with Magagula’s parents who were present in court as they committed themselves to make the full and final payment of the money within the next two months.
Judge Nkosi ordered that the money be deposited to High Court Registrar’s account, Magagula, who is currently in prison, shall be released as the victim and his parents agreed to the compensation and that the assailant be released after compensation has been made.