Lindokuhle Cele murder case postponed after magistrate and defendant lawyer goes on leave
The case of Lindokuhle Cele (23), who was brutally murdered at a butchery in Umlazi, has been postponed to the 14 December due to the magistrate and the defendants lawyer going on leave.
On February the accused Mvuyisi Noguda appeared in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court for stabbed Cele 21 times and left the knife lodged in his eye in full public view with many witnessing the ordeal.
Throngs of angry activists outside court shared their disappointment in the South African justice system.
“This case has been terribly draining and it seems like it exactly what the justice wants to do, to tire us so they throw the case out,” said Embrace Diversity Political Movement (EPDM), Hlengiwe Buthelezi.
Buthelezi said the most heartbreaking of all this, is seeing Cele’s grandmother crying every time they go to court while the ‘perpetrator speaks arrogantly’.
“Cele was not murdered unintentionally. Unintentionally, is a gun going off and killing someone, and not stabbing someone 21 times” added Buthelezi.
The KwaZulu-Natal ANC Young Women’s desk convener, Fikile Masiko, said justice delayed is not justice denied, and they will stand until justice prevails.
Masiko also added that it is important for men to stand with victims until proven otherwise and men need to take up the culture of saying ‘not on my name’ and calling out men who commit these heinous acts against minorities to exert their power.