High Court or­ders 20 cows com­pen­sa­tion for shot man

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Sandile Nkam­bule

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.

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