Bail plea of three people accused of murdering a woman in Dundee postponed

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The bail application of three people accused of killing a 24-year-old Dundee mother has been remanded to next month in the Dundee Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mercisha Tedpaul’s body was found near a railway line in the area earlier this month after she was reported missing.

The accused 28-year-old Sanjoth Madhan, 58-year-old Manoj Madhan and 47-year-old Sarika Madhan are facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Tedpaul’s sister, Shristhi Dookhi, says the family wants justice.

“I know it’s going to take a very long time to get what we need to get. The community is still very outraged, but I’m confident that in a case like this, justice will definitely prevail.”

“The entire three need to serve a sentence and a very lengthy sentence at that, irrelevant if you’re sick or old. I mean you were not sick of old when you did the crime, so if it means you get to stay in jail for the rest of your life then that is what is needed,” adds Dookhi.

SABC News’ Newsbreak Talk presenter Taresh Harreepershad and producer Rachel Vadi spoke to Dookhi and Dr. Lubna Nadvi, from the Advice Desk for the Abused on how a family deals with such trauma: