Observer on Saturday - - News - By Bahle Gama

An­other mur­der charge has been added to Sim­phiwe Mn­gome­tulu’s charge sheet af­ter the death of a sec­ond vic­tim by the name of Banele Manzini who was amongst the six pa­trons doused with petrol and set alight al­legedly by the ac­cused at Don Kil­lu­mi­nati Bar.

Manzini is said to have passed away on Sun­day at Mba­bane Gov­ern­ment Hos­pi­tal where he had been re­ceiv­ing treat­ment since the ar­son in­ci­dent.

Chief Po­lice In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, Su­per­in­ten­dant Phindile Vi­lakati confirmed the ad­di­tional charge to the ac­cused.

“I can con­firm that af­ter the death of the sec­ond vic­tim, Banele Manzini, the ac­cused had a sec­ond mur­der charge added on his charge sheet,” she said.

The ac­cused made his ap­pear­ance be­fore Prin­ci­pal Mag­is­trate Fik­ile Nh­la­batsi where he was fac­ing a mur­der charge, three at­tempted mur­der charges, ma­li­cious dam­age to prop­erty and as­sault.

Dur­ing his ap­pear­ance, he was or­dered to re­main in cus­tody pend­ing com­mit­tal to the High Court.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Eswatini

© PressReader. All rights reserved.