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Court deems sex worker slayer’s confession admissible

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Sifiso Mkhwanazi’s confession to having killed six sex workers in 2020 will be allowed as evidence in the case against him that’s being heard at the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court.

The 21-year-old made the confession to his father, who has is testifying for the state in the trial.

Mkhwanazi faces a range of charges, including rape and murder, after the decomposed bodies of the six sex workers were discovered at his father’s panel beating business premises in Johannesburg.

Despite his protests that he was coerced into confession, the court says it has found enough grounds that he freely and voluntarily admitted to the crime.

Mkhwanazi’s defence team has, however, asked the court to be cautious of the evidence of his father, Mark Khumalo, which the lawyers say is littered with inconsistencies.

They’ve detailed a violent pattern of financial and emotional abuse from the father.

Taking to the witness box as the main trial resumes – Khumalo has detailed the shock he felt when his son confessed to all six murders. Written by Naomi Kobbie

 

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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