- Phoenix murder victim Mondli Majola's parents say that they understand why it is necessary to have his body exhumed
- The South African Police Services exhumed Majola's body to properly determine the manner in which he died
- Majola's parents say they felt disappointed that they could not be there when their son's body was exhumed
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DURBAN - Mondli Majola's parents say that they were not at the exhumation of his body at Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, 12 October by the South African Police Services and because they were not there, they felt heartbroken.
Mondli Majola was one of the 36 people that were killed during the Phoenix unrest in July. His body was exhumed because of conflicting reports about the way he died.
According to EWN, during court proceedings last week Wednesday on 6 October, the investigating officer on Majola's cause testified that Majola was shot to death, however, a forensic expert and pathologist reported that Majola was actually stabbed to death.
The investigating officer then asked the court for an order to exhume his body to determine how he actually died.
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Nombuso Majola stated that the family was going through a tough time dealing with the exhumation of her son's body. She added that the family understand that the exhumation is necessary to get justice for Majola, according to SABC News.
Learnmore Siwela, Majola's father stated that watching the video footage showing how his son was killed made him furious. Siwela also watched the video footage of how other victims were killed.
South Africans shared their thoughts on the exhumation of Majola's body. Here's what they had to say:
"This is vile yoh, his mom has to go through this bullshit."
"Yeah he was killed by a DA hero."
"There's a perfect reason and explanation why law enforcement will exclude the family from any exhumation. This is mainly done to protect the memory of they have of their loved ones. Nothing sinister but respect"
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Briefly News previously reported that an investigating officer in the murder of Mondli Majola, who died during the killings at the height of the unrest in July told the court that Majola's body may need to be exhumed.
Siphosenkosi Shezi made this revelation during the bail hearing of three people said to be responsible for the death of Majola.
Shezi may need to prove that Majola died from a gunshot wound and not a stab wound as the forensic expert who had watched the video of Majola's killing stated in court. A pathologist who examined Majola's body also stated that he died from a stab wound, according to SABC News.