Murder accused Wyebank father to remain behind bars

Murder accused Wyebank father to remain behind bars

The man accused of hanging his four children this week has made his first appearance at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court.

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Sibusiso Mpungose made a brief appearance this morning. He wept as he stood in front of the magistrate earlier.

He told the court that he will not be applying for bail and opted for legal aid representation.

The case has been postponed to next month for further investigations.

Mpungose was arrested a day after the killings.

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The bodies of 4-year-old Kuhlekonke, 6-year-old Khwezi and 10-year-old Sphesihle Mpungose were found in their home on Tuesday afternoon by their distraught mother and the police. 

Their older sister, 16-year-old Ayakha Jiyane was found in a bush in New Germany, west of Durban.

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Meanwhile, a woman who attended proceedings today, says she can remember feeling chills running through her body when she first heard the news of the murders.

She had been on her way to the gym, but says she could not get out of the car while the news report was being read on radio.

"I was shocked, I went to the boot, but couldn't switch off the radio. I was so shocked, I had to get back into the car and listen."

Mpungose is due back in court on the 9th of October.

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