The trial against four men charged with the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa is set to begin in the Pietermaritzburg High Court Tuesday morning.
Three of the four accused appeared before the court, with accused number four, Sibusiso Ncengwa, absent yesterday. His absence was due to miscommunication about being brought to the court.
Magaqa died in 2017 after being wounded in an ambush. The court said that all four accused would be in dock on Tuesday.
Accused number three went for a psychiatric evaluation on Monday and accused number four is expected to be also present in court despite his absence.
Monday’s proceedings opened up old wounds for Magaqa’s mother. Sindiso Magaqa’s family hopes the trial will reveal more information and bring closure to the demise of Magaqa.
His cousin, Lwazi Magaqa said: “The family wants closure on this case, and also we want to know the masterminds.”
His mum said: “It’s very much painful now, just because Sindiso’s mother is around for the first time. She is crying because she sees that this case is being delayed.”
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