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Butterworth shepherd now faces eight charges of rape and murder

JUNE 27, 2017
Butterworth shepherd now faces eight charges of rape and murder

The 30-year-old shepherd accused of killing and burying 19-year-old Nandipha Mtuzula in a shallow grave again appeared before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and was further charged with three additional crimes.

"He was charged with two counts of rape and murder of Siphosethu Waphi, who was 16 years old," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She was allegedly raped and murdered by the accused as she was on her to Cunningham Senior Secondary School on Saturday 12 June 2016.

"Her body was found by Butterworth Police a few days later.

"In total the accused is now facing eight charges including the first charges."

The accused abandoned also abandoned his bail application.

The case was remanded in custody until Thursday for further investigation.