One of the individuals implicated in the murder case involving the mother and grandmother of Amanda Manku, a well-known actress from the show ‘Skeem Saam’, is reportedly her own father. As reported by ZiMoja, William Manku, who is a police captain and the father of the actress, was presented before the Lebowakgomo Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, January 10th.
Details of the Arrests
The tragic incident, which resulted in the death of Manku’s mother and grandmother, occurred in May 2021. David Khoza, a 40-year-old suspect of Mozambican nationality, was apprehended on January 8th at the Lebombo Port of Entry (POE) in Mpumalanga while attempting to cross into Mozambique.
In addition to Khoza, the sportscaster’s 53-year-old father was arrested at his workplace, the Sandringham police station in Gauteng. His girlfriend, Nonhlanhla Ngubo, a 42-year-old police sergeant at the Linden Police Station, was also taken into custody in Lenasia South on the following day.
Ongoing Investigation and Statement from Amanda Manku
The motive behind the incident remains unclear at this stage, according to Hlulani Mashaba, a spokesperson for the Limpopo police. The investigation is ongoing, and the suspects have been remanded in police custody. The case was adjourned until Thursday, January 18, 2024, for further police investigations and a bail application.
On Friday, Amanda Manku released a statement on behalf of her family. The statement confirmed the court appearance of the three suspects in connection with the murder of two women, aged 70 and 45, who were shot and killed by unknown men on May 4, 2021, at Makgophong village, Zebediela. The Manku family expressed their trust in the SAPS and Judicial system to bring the matter to a close and thanked the public for their support during this difficult time.