Man appears in court for murder of Pantsula dancer, Ayanda Nondlwana

Man appears in court for murder of Pantsula dancer, Ayanda Nondlwana

- Ayanda Nondlwana, a popular and admired dancer and actor, was stabbed to death on 13 October

- A man handed himself over to the police shortly after the tragic incident

- The suspect has since appeared in the Makhanda Magistrate’s Court

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A man has appeared in court after handing himself in shortly after the fatal stabbing of popular Pantsula dancer and actor, Ayanda Nondlwana.

The actor was stabbed to death on Sunday, 13 October.

TimesLIVE reports that Ayanda's death was confirmed by Captain Mali Govender, police spokesperson.

"In the early hours of Sunday, October 13, the victim was in the company of a friend and looking for someone with a lighter to light up his cigarette. He saw security guards and informed his friend that he would go and get a light from them. His friend continued to walk away.
"The victim then walked off with the guards and his friend decided to follow him. He was some distance away. A few minutes later he was informed by a passer-by that his friend was stabbed after an alleged argument. He died at the scene."

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The suspect appeared in the Makhanda Magistrate’s Court, gathered.

Ayanda was an admired and adored actor and dancer who was involved in many theatre productions.

According to a close friend of Ayanda's, Xolile Madinda, he will be remembered as an energetic and vibrant person who was also a peacemaker.

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