Testifying over the past two days in the Durban High Court, Simphiwe “Maviva” Ntshangase denied having anything to do with the murder of Phiwayinkosi “Macala” Mhlongo in April 2017.
Phiwayinkosi was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by the six accused, some of whom were known to his family.
His body was found near a stormwater drain close to his home in C Section, uMlazi, and his head at a school in F Section.
It is alleged that the teenagers had planned to murder Phiwayinkosi because they believed he had “sold out” Ntshangase’s brother to the police. Ntshangase’s brother was killed by a mob earlier last year as a result.