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#SadiaSukhraj: Community wanted vengeance, says policeman

Seni Mkhize. Picture: Karen Singh

Seni Mkhize. Picture: Karen Singh

Published Feb 14, 2019

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Durban - An off-duty policeman told the Durban High Court how he tried to shield the man accused of killing 9-year-old Sadia Sukhraj from the angry community. 

Warrant Officer Hemant Raghoonundan described the scene as "chaotic" with about 600 community members who wanted "vengeance". 

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Sadia was killed in May in a botched hijacking. Seni Mkhize has been charged with her murder. He pleaded not guilty. 

"As a police officer, I tried to shield him but they had knives, pipes, sjamboks and sticks," said Raghoonundan.

Raghoonundan said he had fight off some people and "made some enemies" in the process. 

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He is the fifth person to testify in the murder trial which began on Tuesday. 

He told the court that after he apprehended Mkhize he got a lift back to the scene in Caucus Street, Shallcross, from two unknown men in a red Toyota conquest. 

He said he thereafter handed Mhize over to a Chatsworth policeman. 

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On Monday Sadia's father, Shailendra was the first person to testify in the murder trial. 

The trial is continuing and has been set down until the end of February. 

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