Family Refuse To Bury Relative And Demands 30 Beasts From Murderer:
The family of a teacher who was killed in Silobela last week refused to bury him, dumped his body at the home of the alleged killer and demanded the murderer to give theme 30 beasts.
The family is allegedly refusing to bury their relative before the family of a man accused gives them 30 beasts plus US$3 000 dollars as compensation and part of an out-of-court settlement.
The Bhebhe family is reported to have only managed to release five cattle as part of the compensation but the Moyo’s refused to accept them. The victim’s family made a scene at the suspect’s family as they dumped the body at the Bhebhe homestead demanding full payment before they bury him.
It took the intervention of Silobela legislator Mthokozisi Manoki-Mpofu and Chief Malisa for the Moyo family to accept the five cattle and bury their son on Sunday.
Legislator Manoki-Mpofu confirmed the development to The Chronicle saying;
“It is true that the Moyo family had dumped the body at the Bhebhe homestead as they demanded that they be paid 30 cattle and money. I had to intervene together with Chief Malisa as the body was now at an advanced stage of decomposition. Fortunately, they understood and burial was conducted and we are now negotiating to see how Bhebhe can now pay the remaining beasts and the remaining money.”
This whole drama comes after, Mthandazo Moyo (52) of Simana Village under Chief Malisa, who was a teacher at Simana Primary School, was allegedly killed by Thobelani Bhebhe following a misunderstanding involving a woman who is believed to be the latter’s ex-wife.
Moyo was found hanging from a tree in the early hours of February 27, a day after Bhebhe had threatened to kill him.
The matter was reported at ZRP Silobela and they attended the scene and took Bhebhe into custody.
Bhebhe was remanded in custody after his bail application was denied.
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