According to the publication, 33-year-archaic Sibongiseni Emmanuel Madondo was charged for the murders and armed robbery and had appeared ahead of the Newcastle Magistrates Court docket on 23 August 2021.
He has been remanded in custody unless 30 August, which is able to mark exactly one year because the couple’s our bodies had been realized on their farm.
It comes as Police Minister Bheki Cele announced in his quarterly crime stats, that 181 attacks on farms and small-holdings came about between April and the conclude of June 2021. 119 of the incidents had been robbery related, resulting in 15 murders.
KZN farming coupled murdered
The Raffertys had been shot dead on their farm in Normadien, near Newcastle back in August 2020. They had staunch returned dwelling from having dinner with pals after they had been attacked. The perpetrators then fled the scene in the couple’s car, which was later recovered. The outrageous crime shook the farming community in that area and also sparked calls for stronger mechanisms to battle farm murders.
“He’s going to now be a part of his co-accused Siyabonga Macu (30) and Doctor Fikani Ngwenya (20) who are light in custody. They had been arrested in October 2020 and the case against them was remanded to 17 January 2022,” South African Police Carrier (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said.
One individual has already been convicted for the couple’s homicide: 33-year-archaic Sizwe Explain Zwane was sentenced to ten years imprisonment on one depend of robbery and got 25 years imprisonment each for each counts of homicide. He’s going to wait on his sentence at the same time as.
“We engage to commend the investigating officers who have been painstakingly investigating this case since August last year. They have endured to persevere and remain dedicated to guaranteeing that all the perpetrators are eventually at the back of bars,” KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Thulani Gonya said.