Stabbing death: judge allows confession

2013-05-16 00:00

MURDER accused Sikhumbuzo Mkhize, who has claimed in court that he walked in on two men after they had stabbed and robbed Northdale widow Venotha Ince last April, told a different story in a confession he made to police.

The confession was admitted as evidence in the trial in the high court in Pietermaritzburg yesterday after Acting Judge Piet Bezuidenhout ruled it had been made freely and voluntarily.

In the statement, Mkhize said he had had a “conversation” that day — April 25 last year — with two men he identified as Themba and Rasta. “Rasta informed me that the deceased [Ince] had a lot of cash and the planning took place that the deceased must be robbed,” he said.

Mkhize said he and Themba “grabbed” Ince and Rasta started stabbing her. He saw Rasta stabbing Ince several times and noticed she was “quiet”.

They left her on the bed. “Rasta grabbed the deceased (sic) bag and I took the deceased cellphone and Themba took the remote control and opened the gate and all of us left the premises,” he said in the statement.

Mkhize had earlier claimed that he walked in on Themba and Rasta searching the bedroom after Ince had already been stabbed, and he had complied with their orders out of fear.

Bezuidenhout will give judgment today.

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