Hillary Gardee was murdered in April 2022, her lifeless body was found in a tree plantation outside Mbombela.

One of the accused is seeking bail, Sipho Mkhatshwa is believed to be the mastermind.

He allegedly pointed out where Gardee was shot and his accounts of events matched the evidence provided by witnesses. Mkhatshwa allegedly confessed to two witnesses about the murder.

The Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court has heard that the suspects arrested for the murder of Gardee have been plotting to eliminate a witness.


The investigating officer is opposing the bail application by one of the accused Sipho Mkhatshwa.

Mkhatshwa and his co-accused, Philemon Lukhele, and Mduduzi Gama, have been charged with murder, kidnapping, [email protected], defeating the ends of justice and conspiracy to commit murder.

The news was reported by SABC NEWS.