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‘SANDF report is a sham. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is a liar'

9 June 2020 9:26 AM
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Refilwe Moloto interviews lawyer Wikus Steyl, the man battling Government to get justice for Collins Khosa.

Collins Khosa died at his home in Alexandra after four soldiers who were enforcing Covid-19 lockdown regulations came in and allegedly viciously assaulted him.

Members of the SANDF. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

An internal SANDF investigation exonerated the officers, finding they weren’t responsible for his death, despite eyewitness accounts to the contrary.

Khosa’s family – who sees the SANDF report as heartless and a cover-up – is now waging a battle for the truth, and to hold accountable those SANDF members behind Khosa’s killing.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Khosa family lawyer Wikus Steyl (Ian Levitt Attorneys) about their fight for justice.

That report is a sham. They only interviewed their own members and not even the family members who were there…

Wikus Steyl, lawyer - Khosa family

The report that exonerates the soldiers and blames provocation and gender inequality for pushing and slapping Collins… The post-mortem report says it’s blunt-force trauma to the head. That cannot be caused by pushing and slapping! ... the report is a sham.

Wikus Steyl, lawyer - Khosa family

Collins was in his house eating dinner. He stays with his wife, brother-in-law, another lady and their children. The military walked pass, looked through the gate and saw an empty chair and a cup half-full of what is presumed to be alcohol… They entered the house while they were having dinner, took beer from the fridge, poured it over Collins’s clothes, banged the gate against his car, choked him, pushed him and, ultimately, beat him to death with an assault rifle.

Wikus Steyl, lawyer - Khosa family

You can drink in your own house if you want to! He was in his house eating dinner. There was no party... Soldiers are trained for war and to attack and kill terrorists. They’re not trained to be in the suburbs, or to enforce bylaws, or look after people…

Wikus Steyl, lawyer - Khosa family

We’re suing the government for R10 million on behalf of all the family members… We’re attacking the government’s reports… It’s as if the Minister doesn’t know what she’s signing and what she’s saying! … She either lied to Parliament or she lied under oath in court. It’s now for the Minister to decide which lie she prefers…

Wikus Steyl, lawyer - Khosa family

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


9 June 2020 9:26 AM
Tags:
SANDF
South African National Defence Force
Refilwe Moloto
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Coronavirus
Lockdown
COVID-19
coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
Collins Khosa
Collins Khosa killing
Wikus Steyl
Ian Levitt Attorneys
khosa family

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