Magistrate wishes murder suspect luck
PIGG’S PEAK – Senior Magistrate Henry Khumalo wished a murder suspect who was being extradited to South Africa good luck.
Khumalo told Musa Macandza Dlamini, 35, that he wished him all the best as he goes to South Africa to face his charges.
He said he could not do anything to help him, but he should know that he wished him all the best.
Dlamini is alleged to have murdered his wife Sibongile Masinga who was hit with a spade on the head and died from the injuries.
The alleged crime was committed on December 8, 2010, at Jeppes Reef in South Africa.
According to information presented before court, Dlamini, from Nginamadvolo, had visited his wife Masinga who lived in Jeppes Reef with their children.
It is alleged that Dlamini hit her with a spade on the head after they had an argument and then fled to Swaziland using an illegal point of entry.
Upon learning that Masinga had bled to death, he handed himself over to the Pigg’s Peak police who arrested him.
On December 15, 2010, the accused made a court appearance before Magistrate Leo Dlamini, whereupon he made a confession and told the court how he allegedly killed his wife.
The extradition process was finalised on March 12, 2012, before Senior Magistrate Henry Khumalo.
Swaziland and South Africa entered into extradition agreement on October 5, 1968.
The Extradition Act 13 of 1968 enables suspects who committed crimes within the boundaries of either state and then escape to the other to be surrendered to the country in which the crime was committed. He made his last court appearance in Swaziland on Monday.