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gavel thumb100 Sunday Tribune writes that the families of two men who were burnt to death want justice served on their alleged killer.  

Mxolisi Mkhize, 31, and Moses Magama, 34, were allegedly set alight by their boss, a tow truck owner, who accused them of stealing a gearbox, in Mariannhill.  They were allegedly assaulted, doused with petrol and set alight while their hands were tied.  They died in hospital after suffering severe burns to their bodies.  Mkhize’s mother, Busisiwe said she would always be haunted by the image of her son.  “He couldn’t move or talk, he became someone I didn’t know,” she lamented.  Last week the accused Mthokozisi Mbambo, 37, was granted bail in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court.  He is facing two counts of murder.  The matter was adjourned until 28 November.  Mbambo employed Mkhize and Magama at his tow truck business to wash vehicles.  The trouble began when he questioned them about a missing gearbox, about which they denied knowing anything.  Magama allegedly stuffed them into the car boot, and drove them to different scrap yards to find out where they had supposedly sold it.  Magama’s sister said they were still grieving.  “I don’t know what kind of a human being would do such an evil thing.  Imagine the pain they suffered. … I just want the law to take its course and justice to prevail,” she said.

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