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AKA murder suspects to be extradited from Eswatini to SA

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AKA murder suspects to be extradited from Eswatini to SA

AKA: Minister Ronald Lamola has approved Siyabonga Gezani Ndimande and Malusi Dave Ndimande’s extradition from Eswatini to South Africa.

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The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirmed on Tuesday that Minister Ronald Lamola has approved and transmitted a request by South Africa to extradite AKA murder suspects Siyabonga Gezani Ndimande and Malusi Dave Ndimande from Eswatini to South Africa (SA).

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CONFIRMS EXTRADITION OF AKA MURDER SUSPECTS FROM ESWATINI

The extradition of the two murder suspects has been approved and will be moving forward following Minister Ronald Lamola’s approval. The two murder suspects who are also brothers will be going on trial in Durban with the other five co-accused linked in Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s murder.

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Siyabonga and Malusi were arrested in February by the Royal Eswatini Police Service. They were nabbed in their leased apartment in Mbabane, Times of Eswatini reported. All the suspects are facing a number of charges including conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of murder, and more.

“The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that Minister Ronald Lamola has approved and transmitted a request by South Africa for the extradition of Siyabonga Gezani Ndimande and Malusi Dave Ndimande from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Eswatini) to the Republic of South Africa,” a statement released by the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services read.

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“The request is made in terms of the Extradition Treaty between South Africa and Eswatini dated 4 October 1968, and in terms of the SADC Protocol on Extradition dated 3 October 2002, to which both countries are signatories. The Ministry stands ready to give its highest level of co-operation to its counterparts in the Kingdom of Eswatini,” Kaya FM reported.

MORE ABOUT THE EXTRADITION

According to TshisaLIVE, the ministry said the request was made in terms of the Extradition Treaty between SA and Eswatini as well as the “Sadc protocol on extradition, to which both countries are signatories”.

In a recent sit-down on Newzroom Afrika, Minister Ronald Lamola shed some light on the extradition and said: “From our perspective as a central authority dealing with the extradition matter, the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority] has presented what they believe is a case that the two accused have to answer in our country. “

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