Le Roux murder: Suspect to undergo observation

2012-10-04 00:00

GE-NADE Duncan Maharaj (32), who is charged with the murder and robbery of local advocate Susanna le Roux, is to be sent for mental observation. The Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court was handed a report yesterday by a district surgeon recommending that Maharaj be referred.

The case against Maharaj was adjourned to October 31 in order to book a bed for him at Fort Napier Hospital.

He is charged with robbing and murdering Le Roux on September 6 by hitting her with a rubber mallet and setting her body alight.

Her property, including her Mercedes Benz car and furniture and tools, were among items allegedly stolen by her assailant.

Maharaj, who has no known address, according to the charge sheet, has not yet pleaded to the charges.

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