In the latest developments surrounding the murder case of activist Loyiso Nkohla, two defendants, Mziyanda Mdlunga and Mzubanzi Chulayo, appeared in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Friday. The court session, which addressed the accusations against the duo in Nkohla’s assassination in April earlier this year, shed light on crucial details.
A third suspect, Zukisa Tshabile, is also implicated in the case. Notably, a fourth suspect, believed to be the alleged mastermind behind the murder, was apprehended earlier in November. However, shockingly, he was discovered lifeless in his holding cell shortly after his arrest.
Eric Ntabazalila, the spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority, provided insight into the deceased suspect’s involvement, stating, “This suspect is linked to this case… as you’ve heard in court, he was part of the planning, he was given a firearm, he was at the crime scene. He agrees to everything, but in his statement taken by the captain, he denies being one of the shooters, but we as the State, are accusing him of being one of the shooters.”
The court decided to postpone the proceedings to December 11 to allow Chulayo the opportunity to secure legal representation. The case continues to unfold, revealing intricate details surrounding Nkohla’s tragic demise.