Observer on Saturday - - News -

In a bid to save his skin, the sus­pect killer cop, in his bail ap­pli­ca­tion, sub­mit­ted that he was act­ing in self-de­fence when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

Sibu­siso Shongwe through his lawyer Machawe Dlamini sub­mit­ted that on Box­ing Day, he was with the de­ceased and she asked him to fix speak­ers to her car ra­dio and they had agreed that he would drive her car to her parental home at Boy­ane, where she would find it af­ter knock­ing off at work the next day.He stated in his af­fi­davit that be­fore he left her rented flat, they had an ar­gu­ment over money owned to him by his de­ceased lover and in the process she got an­gry and pushed him against a sofa and fell.

“Whilst on the ground, I saw her grab a sharp ob­ject, which I could not lu­cidly recog­nise and I grabbed her by the neck try­ing to de­fend my­self, she then fell on the ground and I ran out­side and when she woke up she locked the door as she thought I was go­ing to come back in,” Shongwe sub­mit­ted.

The sus­pect killer cop claimed they then spoke through the win­dow and he, there­after, left for Manzini claim­ing she left her alive.

He fur­ther sub­mit­ted that he later learnt from the lo­cal print me­dia that he was wanted in con­nec­tion with the death of her girl­friend, who was found dead in her rented flat, hence he asked his brother Zom­bodze Emuva Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Musa Kunene to sur­ren­der him to the po­lice.

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