Northdale murder: accused applies for bail

2012-06-15 00:00

A 33-YEAR-OLD man charged with the murder of Northdale widow Venotha Ince (51) is applying for bail in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court.

The accused, Skhumbuso Enoch Mkhize, was allegedly a carpenter employed to fit built-in cupboards at Ince’s home.

Ince was found lying in a pool of blood near bedroom door. She had sustained multiple stab wounds. Cash and a cellphone were allegedly missing from the house.

In evidence yesterday, Mkhize denied that he knew Ince or that he did work at her house.

He said that he intended pleading not guilty to the murder and if granted bail would not flee, interfere with witnesses or hamper police investigations. The bail application will proceed on June 28.

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