The man accused of being part of a foiled hijacking in Shallcross, Durban appeared in court on Wednesday. Sibonelo Mkhize is one of three men involved in a shootout with the father of 9-year-old Sadia Sukhraj.
Sukhraj died in the crossfire.
Mkhize is facing two counts of murder, theft and kidnapping.
The second suspect was found dead on the scene - while the third criminal is still on the run.
Eyewitness News reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo was in court.
When his lawyer appeared before the magistrate, she was detailing how her client has been assaulted by authorities at the Durban central police station.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
Her client Mkhize was requesting that he be moved to Westville prison overnight while investigating officers continue with their probe.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
#SadiaSukhraj A limping 39 year old walks into the courtroom here at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. His green jersey has blood stains at the back. He’s accused of being one of the three hijackers during the crime that claimed the life of 9 year old Sadia. ZN pic.twitter.com/OEfVjJWVeY— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 30, 2018
The one murder charge would be linked to Sadia Sukhraj, but the second person it would seem then they are believing may have been killed by Sibonelo, is the other suspect that was found on the scene.— Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter
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