Durban – Police and state prosecutors know exactly who killed nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj in a botched hijacking in Chatsworth in May this year.
According to sources close to the investigation, a ballistic report into the fatal shooting has been completed and handed over to the prosecutors.
It is not known when it will be revealed who fired the fatal shot as police are tightlipped on the details of the ballistic report.
This came as the only suspect arrested after the botched hijacking, Sibonelo Mkhize appeared briefly in the Durban Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
One of the alleged hijackers died not far from the scene-beaten to death.
Mkhize is facing a charge of murder in connection with Sadia’s death, theft of a motor vehicle and an additional murder charge for the death of his alleged accomplice.
Sadia was in the car with her father Shailendra when they were hijacked on May 28. When the hijackers drove off with Sadia in the car, an off-duty police officer and her father tried to stop the hijackers by firing at the direction of the vehicle.
Mkhize was apprehended by an off-duty police officer who heard the sound of gunshots and suspected that someone had been hijacked in the neighbourhood , he gave chase and made the arrest.
A third suspect is still on the run.
The case was adjourned to August 16 for further investigations. Daily News