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State intends to oppose bail for suspect involved in Khayelitsha mass shooting

Madoda Zwayi, 34, appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning and has been charged with five counts of murder.

Madoda Zwayi, 34, appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning and has been charged with five counts of murder.

Published Apr 13, 2022

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CAPE TOWN - The State intends to oppose the bail application of Madoda Zwayi, who was recently arrested in connection with the mass shooting of five people in Khayelitsha’s Endlovini informal settlement last month.

Zwayi, 34, appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning and has been charged with five counts of murder.

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Four men and a woman were shot and killed in the early hours of March 14. The body of Asanda Nogaga, 35, was found partially dressed about 300m from the scene where the four men were shot and killed.

According to residents, suspects forcefully entered Nogaga's house while she was with her boyfriend. They allegedly shot and killed Nogaga before taking her boyfriend to another place where they killed him along with the other men.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the state intended to oppose bail and that there were other suspects who were involved in the mass shooting.

“The accused told the court that he is going to defend himself, but the magistrate advised him to either appoint his own private lawyer or get a lawyer provided by the state as the charges against him were very serious. The accused requested Legal Aid to represent him. He told the court that he has a fixed address and has no pending matters, no previous convictions, or warrants of arrest against him.

"The State told the court that it intends to oppose bail and that there were other suspects who were involved in the shooting. The State asked the court to postpone the case to April 20 for bail information. The court agreed,” said Ntabazalila.

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