Durban - One of the three men who allegedly killed Underberg farmer Dan Knight last October said on Monday that he had been assaulted by police and made to sign a statement that he had not read and knew nothing about.
Tsepiso Ramonyane, 20, told the Pietermaritzburg High Court that he had been arrested on October 20.
He is on trial with Bonginkosi Nyawose, 33, and Happy Gcina, 24, in connection with Knight’s murder on October 17.
Ramonyane is testifying in a “trial within a trial”, after which Judge Jerome Mnguni has to decide whether his and Nyawose’s “confessions” may be admitted as evidence.
Both men have alleged they were assaulted and made to sign confessions without knowing their contents.