By: Angie Nkuna
Elvis Shiviti (35) from Mphagani Village outside the town of Giyani made a brief appearance before the Giyani magistrate’s court on Thursday, 05 October.
It’s alleged that Shiviti assaulted his 14 -year old nephew, Akani Shiviti of TikyLine village outside Tzaneen on Tuesday.
Provincial police spokesperson LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe said the suspect physically assaulted his nephew with an electric cable. The victim was later found dead on his sleeping bed.
“He was accused of breaking into his uncle’s house and stealing R1000.00. The deceased was visiting his uncle there when this incident took place.”
Meanwhile, the Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned the incident in the strongest possible terms.
” Child discipline cannot be done through the excessive use of force ,this is totally uncalled for”, she said
“Shitivi was remanded in custody until next Monday for a formal bail application and for further Police investigations”, Ngoepe concluded.