Man gets instant justice after beating up grandmother


A MAKOKOBA man will forever rue the day he assaulted his 79-year-old grandmother, after neighbours ganged up and meted instant justice on him at around 10pm on Saturday night.

Thubelihle Siwela
Own Correspondent

When Southern Eye got to the scene, the badly beaten up man, Sitshela Moyo (29) of Hlalani Flats, pretended to be drunk as neighbours assaulted him with all sorts of weapons, including sticks and belts.

“We will not sit and watch our elders being abused like this,” Thabo Khumalo, a neighbour said.

“This is wrong.”

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“We will not sit and watch our elders being abused like this,”

According to witnesses, Moyo hit his grandmother, Betta Nkiwane, several times with a belt before pushing her to the ground, causing her to injure her right knee.

He, however, denied assaulting her and pretended to be drunk, but this failed to win him any sympathy from neighbours.

Nkiwane, with tears streaming from her eyes, said her grandson got angry because she told him to get out of her house, as he was making a lot of noise and destroyed a television set and table.

“It’s not the first time that Moyo has laid hands on his grandmother,” another neighbour, Itai Dube, said.

“We always break fights between the two of them.”

Police were then called to the scene and they took Moyo to Mzilikazi Police Station.

Efforts to get a comment from police spokesman, Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo, were fruitless.