The trial of Sindiso Magaqa, former Secretary-General of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), has raised suspicions among the Magaqa family regarding potential mastermind involvement in the delays. The case, currently back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, has prompted Magaqa’s family to urge the government to establish a specialized court dedicated to expediting politically motivated murder trials.
Lwazi Magaqa, Sindiso’s brother, emphasized the need for national government intervention in the murder case, given the persistent delays it has encountered. He called for the establishment of a special court specifically designed to handle cases related to political killings, aiming to streamline proceedings and ensure a swift resolution. Lwazi Magaqa asserted, “This is going to help us so that this case can be faster and come to an end.”
In a plea directed at President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Police Bheki Cele, and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola, Lwazi Magaqa sought their assistance in achieving justice for his slain brother. The Magaqa family’s concerns highlight the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing political violence and ensuring a fair and expedited legal process.
The case is scheduled to return to court on Tuesday, where the third accused, Mlungisi Ncalane, will be assigned a date for a psychiatric evaluation. The family’s call for urgent action underscores the broader challenges associated with politically motivated crimes and the quest for justice in such cases.