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MATSAPHA GALLERY HOTEL OWNER SIFISO SIMELANE’S MURDER:Brother arrested,killing allegedly linked to family eState battle.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2024

MBABANE:A brother to the late Matsapha Gallery Hotel owner Sifiso Simelane has been arrested in connection with the murder of the businessman.

The name of the suspect cannot be revealed for now for ethical reasons as he is yet to appear in court.

A questionnaire was sent to eSwatini Police Spokesperson Phindile Vilakati,however,she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

It is alleged that the suspect was linked to the alleged killers through cellphone communications,the suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning and might appear in court this week.

After the murder of the businessman,the suspect is alleged to have met the killers to ‘celebrate’ by drinking alcohol at Khayeni Chillas in Matsapha-Kwaluseni.

It is alleged that, the brother was not happy that,Sifiso Simelane grabbed all the eState of their parents yet he was suspected to have been born out of wedlock.

“Sifiso was the son of the mother outside marriage but, he later used the surname of Simelane.But when the mother died,Sifiso grabbed everything,in fact he made the mother to change ownership of the properties while she was in hospital.So his brothers were bitter because he grabbed everything including the Hotel,bekahle abapha nje bo-R10,000.00 ngatsi-ke bebasolo bam-planela”, said the source close to the family.

On another note,the suspect was allegedly linked to the murder through cellphone communication,it is alleged that cellphone towers,located him to Khayeni Chillas,the same spot where the alleged killers went to drink alcohol after the murder.

The businessman was brutally murdered and his head was cut-off, he was subsequently buried on Saturday at his home Mahlanya.


MATSAPHA GALLERY HOTEL OWNER SIFISO SIMELANE’S MURDER:Brother arrested,killing allegedly linked to family eState battle.
The late businessman Sifiso Simelane.