Three soldiers up for murder
THREE soldiers from the Parachute Regiment at Inkomo Barracks, Darwendale, have been arrested for beating up a man to death after he had an altercation with his wife.
“They allegedly added they wanted to physically chastise Fortune for harassing his wife.
The following morning, the State alleges, the soldiers returned to the Mutyambizi homestead requesting for a wheelbarrow to ferry Fortune whom they said was no longer walking.
The soldiers were allegedly adamant that Fortune be ferried to his father’s homestead for first aid. They allegedly tried without success to resuscitate him with warm water.
A postmortem revealed that Fortune had died from internal bleeding secondary to assault and cold.