FORMER SADTU MEMBER MURDER CASE RESUMES IN COURT
By: Mhleli Mkhize
Former South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) member’s death case will recommence in court following his brutal killing in May 2013.
The case of the late Nkosinathi Zondi, former regional chairperson of Mbuso Shabalala Region and principal of Nyonemhlophe High School, will resume at the Durban High Court
from 19 October 2015 to 07 November 2015.
SADTU was shocked and filled with sadness at the heartless killing of Zondi.
According to a police statement, Zondi was killed outside his home in uMlazi Y-Section on May 2013 by two men who greeted and then opened fire at him.
SADTU strongly condemned this cold-blooded murder, which left the family and community as well as the learners and teachers in his school highly traumatized.
SADTU General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke said, “Zondi was a strong, reliable and passionate SADTU member and an inspiring leader.”
Muleleke added that Zondi took the Quality of Learning and Teaching Campaign to heart not only in his school but also in the entire region.
SADTU said it hopes that the state will finally put this matter to rest and ensure that justice is finally served.
Nomarashiya Caluza, provincial secretary of SADTU, said that the union would mobilize its members to attend the case in their numbers because it believes that perpetrators and
murderers should be brought to book.
“This case has dragged for quite some time and we are not expecting any delays,” said Caluza.
“We as SADTU demand that the case must be brought to finality,” she added.
She added that the terrible crime committed against SADTU as an organisation and the Zondi family cannot go unpunished.