Murdered Wandile Bozwana’s brother briefly takes the stand

The murder case of Wandile Bozwana, a North West tycoon who was murdered in a suspected hit in 2015, will resume on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed on Monday to allow defence counsel to recover her voice.

Standing accused of Bozwana’s murder in the Pretoria High Court is notorious Pretoria taxi boss Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela and his co-accused.

The men appeared in court under heavy police guard.

Before introducing a witness early on Monday, state prosecutor Jennifer Cronje told the court that she has two victim impact statements which she intends to present in court.

Benedict Bozwana, brother to the late businessman, will be called to the witness stand again when the court session resumes.

Bozwana’s brother tesfifies

Giving testimony on Monday, Benedict told the court: “I am the brother to the late Wandile Bozwana. At home we were six, two girls and four boys.

“Wandile was the second last-born. We have the same father and mother.”

His testimony was interrupted when the court was informed that the defence counsel for accused number one and two had issues with her voice.

Accused alongside Mathibela are Bonginkosi Paul Khumalo, Sipho Patrick Hudla and Matamela Robert Mutapa. They were convicted of Bozwana’s murder in June 2022.

The four men also face charges of attempting to murder Bozwana’s business partner Mpho Baloyi. Bozwana was gunned down in a suspected hit on the Garsfontein off-ramp in Tshwane in October 2015.

During the cross-examination of a social worker in August, Cronje told the court that Bozwana’s murder was compelled by greed.

Also in August, Benedict announced that their mother Alleta Bozwana was murdered in an alleged robbery in her home in Kuruman, Northern Cape.

He said at the time that the family received the shocking news of the alleged robbery at their mother’s home, where the robber was allegedly confronted by a neighbour who helped his mother run her shebeen.

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