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EFF disappointed with repeated postponements in Hillary Gardee murder case

The party said the repeated postponements show how the justice system fails victims of gender-based violence.

Left to right: Sipho Mkhatshwa, Philemon Lukhele and Albert Gama appeared at Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court on June 9, 2022 in connection with the murder of Hillary Gardee. Photo: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

NELSPRUIT – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday they were disappointed with the way the Hillary Gardee murder case was unfolding in Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court.

The party said the repeated postponements showed how the justice system fails victims of gender-based violence.

Gardee disappeared in April and her body was found four days later near the road in Sabie, outside Mbombela.

Three suspects have since been arrested.

Their case was adjourned to July 22, 2022.

EFF chief executive Poppy Moilola said they were confident the three defendants in the case were guilty.

She said it appeared authorities were grappling with the case.

Moilola said the party was ready to help with the investigation: “We want to say to everyone involved in this case, from the NPA to the lawyers to everyone, we want them to be able to put everything in order because they’ve got everything that needs to be done.

The trio in custody Sipho Mkhatshwa, Philemon Lukhele and Albert Gama will return to court next month.



EFF disappointed with repeated postponements in Hillary Gardee murder case

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