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South Africa

17 July 2006

Star (Johannesburg)

It has been almost a year since Rosina Chaba and her daughter, Ivy Thathana, were brutally murdered by a man they once loved. Today the spirits of mother and daughter have come back to haunt a policeman and the state. The policeman in question, Captain Thivakoni Thomas Mandiwana, is in hot water for having handed Jim Dioka Thathana back his licensed firearm, which he later used to kill Chaba and Thathana. As the police take disciplinary action against Mandiwana —... (

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