18 December 2010
Bongani FuzileThree years after the murder of the prominent Eastern Cape doctor, Pox Raghavjee, and amid investigation by police on possible links of his murder and that of Anni Dewani - Raghavjee’s former employees, who saw Pox’s alleged murderer are speaking out for the first time.
This week, the Saturday Dispatch met with two former employees, who were at Raghavjee’s home on the morning of his death.
They told of how Pox’s wife, Heather Raghavjee received the news and how two men, one believed to be Pox’s nephew, Jithen Raghavjee disappeared after Pox’s death.
Dr.Pox had his last breakfast with Heather and these two men that morning.
Monica Magadlela, a domestic worker who’s job was terminated by Heather a month after Pox’s death said she saw the man who might have killed Pox.
“Pox offered this man a lift and he jumped into the backseat. I saw him but from a distance, he looked more like a school pupil, in a uniform. That was the last time we saw Pox alive,” said Magadlela.
Magadlela had been working with the Raghavjees for over a year when Pox was murdered.
On the morning of October 29, 2007, Magadlela recalled how Pox left in a hurry for his surgery.
“He left Heather and these two men behind as they were busy with their breakfast,” she said.
The second woman, who works at the surgery and stays at Pox’s house was also present this day.
Though she never wanted her identity revealed, she said she that day she was asked by Pox to stay behind, as he was rushing to the surgery.
“I normally travel with him everyday, but this day he said I must leave with Heather to assist in cleaning the house,” said the woman.
Pox left and as he was about to drive off, a man approached him.
“This man spoke to him, I could see inside the kitchen window but I didn’t know what they were talking about.
"The man then jumped into the car and it drove off. He sat on the left, in the backseat. It was strange to me why the man would go to the backseat, Pox won’t mind you sitting in the front,” said Magadlela.
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