Murder accused transferred to Mthatha court for trial

The case of three suspects accused of killing 10-year-old Liyema Dutywa has been transferred to the Mthatha High Court for trial.

The case of three suspects accused of killing 10-year-old Liyema Dutywa has been transferred to the Mthatha High Court for trial. Picture FILE

The accused — 30-year-old Fuzile Hanise who is Liyema’s biological father, his girlfriend Asanda Mbhele, 23, and friend Manduleli Majova, 27, the latter a Walter Sisulu University student, appeared again in the Libode Magistrate’s Court.

They were told by presiding magistrate Vuyisile Yaliwe that their case had been transferred to the high court following a decision from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

The trio were arrested on June following the disappearance of Liyema from her school in Misty Mount. Her tiny, lifeless body was later found on the same day in Sommerville Forest near Tsolo.

The suspects have been behind bars since their arrest and were also denied bail in July.

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