- There was a lot of outrage on social media in response to the withdrawal of murder charges relating to the death of Sindiso Magaqa
- Many South Africans said this showed that the law applies differently to the rich and powerful
- Several people expressed a belief that corruption played a role in the dropping of the charges
Briefly.co.za recently shared the story regarding the murder charges being dropped against Harry Gwala District Mayor Mluleki Ndobe due to insufficient evidence.
Ndobe was facing charges relating to the murder of Sindiso Magaqa.
South Africans expressed strong opinions about the withdrawal of the charges, with many saying it was proof that the law doesn't apply to the rich and politically-connected.
"Prison is only for the poor in Mzansi," wrote one user on Facebook, Lavitho Motlhabane.
Several others on social media agreed, with Sunday Msibi writing, "It doesn't come as a surprise to me, that's a South African rotten law."
Thando Dube expressed similar frustration when he wrote, "If I was the suspect, I would have been jailed long time ago. But since it's somebody from this corrupt government he got released unjustly."
A common theme among the comments was a perception that the law did not apply to powerful business people and government officials. In this case, for example, it appears that a political figure may literally get away with murder.
As another citizen on Facebook put it: "The noise, the arrests are always meant to hoodwink the public into believing progress and justice is being carried out while in actual fact its totally the opposite."
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