Zondi muder: Accused denies involvement

2011-11-15 00:00

ONE of five accused on trial for the 2009 murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances of retired Pietermaritzburg academic, Professor Samuel Zondi (71), yesterday denied involvement in the offences.

The trial resumed in the high court here yesterday after a lengthy postponement.

Sakhile Hlongwa and his co-accused, Gugu Ndlovu, Mwandile Zwane, Mondli Cele and Simphiwe Gwala have pleaded not guilty to the charges before Acting Judge Jerome Ngwenya.

Hlongwa testified yesterday that he was in Hammarsdale on the night of the alleged offen­ces, on February 17, 2009.

Zondi was overpowered, bound and gagged with a head scarf and black plastic packet in his flat in Scottsville.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

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