In the initial phase of the murder trial, the murder was suspected to be the work of an ANC hit-squad. But as the police investigations continued more issues revealed themselves. Mrs. Mangaliso gave several contradictory statements to the police, soon she was the suspect of the trial. Eventually the police arrested her and all the associates to the murder.
A weathy Guguletu businessman, Victor Mangaliso, a husband of Lindi Mangaliso. They had three children. The was stabbed to death in his luxurious Malungo Park home by the two paid assassin men, in the night of 16 December,