4 folks accused of murdering relations of former Japanese Cape police commissioner Wilson Toba have been denied bail.
Nomvula Issabella Zodwa, 57, Lwando Elvis Lengisi, 32, Ayabulela Mahokoto, 27, and Thamsanqa Hlamandana, 32, stand accused of killing Boniswa Alinah Toba, 74, and Cingiswa Caroline Mila, 41, in April this yr.
Additionally they face costs of conspiracy to commit homicide and theft with aggravating circumstances. They had been denied bail within the Peddie Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Friday.
The 2 deceased are Toba’s spouse and daughter-in-law.
Justice of the Peace Luvuyo Masiso stated there was a powerful case towards the accused and identified the seriousness of the offences, the NPA stated in an announcement on Friday afternoon.
In accordance with the NPA, Zodwa, a former police captain, was romantically concerned with Mila’s 55-year-old husband when she sought the providers of Hlamandana.
“It’s alleged that she approached Hlamandana, a sangoma from Port Elizabeth, and requested that he bewitch Mila. The latter as a substitute allegedly suggested her to rent two males to kill Mila,” the NPA stated.
The prosecution authority stated that, on Sunday, April 12 2020, Lengisi and one other suspect — who had not but been arrested — allegedly entered the Toba homestead at Celetyuma village in Peddie, tied up Toba and Mila and stabbed them to dying. It’s additional alleged that the 2 robbed the homestead of cellphones and an undisclosed sum of money.
Mahokoto allegedly drove the 2 males from Port Elizabeth to Peddie and again on that day.