Mom says Phoenix unrest murder trial postponements ‘prolonging trauma’

Mom says Phoenix unrest murder trial postponements 'prolonging trauma'

A KwaZulu-Natal mother, whose 19-year-old son was killed in Phoenix during the unrest, says the constant trial postponements in his murder case have prolonged the trauma of losing her child.

Mondli Majola Phoenix unrest murder trial

"I don't understand as to what's taking them so long. This is a child that I am talking about, that I brought up myself as a single parent. I am supposed to be healing, but instead, I'm going up and down to court, "says Nombusa Majola. 

Majola's son Mondli is one of more than 30 people who were murdered in the Phoenix area during the unrest in July.

The three suspects, who previously abandoned their bid for bail, told the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Wednesday that they want to go ahead with their application.

Dylan Govender and Ned Govender and Jeetendra Jaikissoon will line up in court again on Friday. 

A heartbroken Majola says her son should've been preparing to write his exams.

"But instead, we are preparing for a court case. How does it work? How do I expect the fact that I have buried my son? No, it's now fair. They killed my only son.

"What they did is unforgivable. You can't just wake up one day and decide to kill a child who is in matric for no reason what's so ever. Somebody who has never wronged you."


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