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Father of alleged sex workers’ killer denies knowledge of son’s crimes

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The father of alleged sex-worker killer, Sifiso Mkhwanazi, has denied any knowledge of how the killings took place.

Yesterday, Mark Khumalo took to the stand as a state witness in his son’s murder trial.

He insists his son confessed to the killing of the six sex workers only after their decomposed bodies were discovered at his panel beating workshop in Johannesburg in 2022.

However, Mkhwanazi’s legal team have questioned the credibility of Khumalo as a state witness.

The High Court sitting in Palm Ridge has so far heard claims of Mkhwanazi’s abuse of his son.

He allegedly put a stop to the 21-year-old’s education while he was in Grade 8, forcing him to work at his panel beating business.

While it’s an allegation Khumalo at first denied, a string of tough questions from the defense team ultimately led to the admission.

Meanwhile, the states next witness has also taken to the stand.

The witness, a sex-worker whose asked to remain anonymous, knew one of the deceased sex workers, Joyous Moyo.

She’s testified to seeing Moyo get into a van with an unknown man in October 2022, just one week before her decomposed body was discovered by police, along with five other women’s bodies at the panel beating business.

The women, known simply as Miss A, returns to the court for cross-examination this morning. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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