“Tragic Turn of Events: Skeem Saam Actress Amanda Manku’s Father Among Three Arrested for Mother and Grandmother’s Murder”
In a shocking development, one of the three suspects charged with the murder of Skeem Saam actress Amanda Manku’s mother and grandmother is reportedly her own father. The actress, known for portraying the character of Lizzy on the popular TV show, confirmed the arrests in a statement.
William Manku, a police captain and the father of Amanda Manku, appeared before the Lebowakgomo Magistrates’ Court on January 10, according to reports from ZiMoja. The tragic incident occurred in May 2021, and three suspects have been taken into custody.
David Khoza, a 40-year-old Mozambican national, was apprehended on January 8 at Lebombo Port of Entry in Mpumalanga as he attempted to cross over to Mozambique. William Manku, aged 53, was arrested at his workplace at Sandringham police station in Gauteng.
Additionally, his 42-year-old girlfriend, Nonhlanhla Ngubo, a police sergeant at Linden Police Station, was arrested in Lenasia South on Tuesday.
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Limpopo police spokesperson Hlulani Mashaba mentioned that the motive behind the incident is currently unknown, and police investigations are ongoing. The suspects have been remanded in police custody, with a court appearance scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024, for bail applications and further investigations.
In a statement released on behalf of her family, Amanda Manku expressed the family’s gratitude for the support received during this difficult time. The family acknowledged the ongoing investigations by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the judicial system, trusting that the matter will be brought to a close.
The tragic turn of events has left fans and the public shocked, as the Manku family navigates the challenging circumstances surrounding the murder of two women, aged 70 and 45, in May 2021. The family has indicated that they will address media requests at an appropriate time.
IN OTHER NEWS: Innovative Tech Triumphs: Top 10 Gadgets Making Waves in Africa
Tech enthusiasts across the continent are buzzing with excitement as Africa embraces the latest and greatest gadgets. From cutting-edge smartphones to eco-friendly innovations, here’s a roundup of the top ten gadgets captivating the African market.
1. AfriPhone X: Revolutionizing Connectivity
The AfriPhone X has taken the smartphone game to new heights, tailored specifically for the African market. With robust features, long-lasting battery life, and a competitive price point, it’s winning hearts and minds.
2. SolarGadget Charger: Harnessing the Power of the Sun
Bringing sustainable energy solutions to the forefront, the SolarGadget Charger allows users to power their devices using solar energy. A game-changer for regions with intermittent electricity, this gadget is a step towards a greener future.
3. AfroFit Smartwatch: Fitness Meets Fashion
Blending style and functionality, the AfroFit Smartwatch is the go-to fitness companion. With health tracking features, sleek design, and compatibility with local fashion trends, it’s making waves in the wearable tech scene.
4. eReader Africa: Empowering Education Digitally
Closing the gap in education, eReader Africa is transforming the way students access textbooks. Affordable and lightweight, this gadget is enhancing literacy rates and fostering a culture of learning.
5. EcoBag: The Smart Backpack for Modern Living
More than just a bag, the EcoBag integrates solar charging capabilities, anti-theft features, and even a water purification system. It’s a testament to how innovation can be both practical and sustainable.
6. AgriTech Drone: Precision Farming Takes Flight
Revolutionizing agriculture, the AgriTech Drone is aiding farmers with precision and efficiency. From crop monitoring to pest control, this gadget is a tech-savvy farmer’s best ally.
7. Jamii Tablet: Bridging the Digital Divide
The Jamii Tablet is making strides in providing affordable internet access to underserved communities. With a focus on connectivity and education, it’s narrowing the digital divide one tablet at a time.
8. M-Pesa Wallet 2.0: Transforming Mobile Payments
Building upon the success of M-Pesa, the Wallet 2.0 takes mobile payments to a new level. With enhanced security features and expanded merchant partnerships, it’s becoming the backbone of financial transactions.
9. BioPrint: 3D Printing for Medical Advancements
In the realm of healthcare, BioPrint is using 3D printing technology to create customized prosthetics and implants. This gadget is a beacon of hope for patients in need of affordable and personalized medical solutions.
10. Virtual Safari VR Kit: Exploring Africa from Anywhere
Bringing the beauty of the continent to the world, the Virtual Safari VR Kit is immersing users in the wonders of African wildlife and landscapes. It’s not just a gadget; it’s an experience.
As Africa continues to embrace technological advancements, these top ten gadgets showcase the region’s commitment to innovation and a brighter, tech-enabled future.