Cop: Ex-Blue Bull player had seizure

2013-04-18 21:58


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Durban - A former Blue Bulls rugby player accused of killing four people had an apparent seizure when he asked to take part in an identity parade, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban heard on Thursday.

But paramedics could not find anything amiss with Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, investigating officer Lieutenant Colonel Jason McGray testified.

They refused to administer any sedatives when he had his alleged seizure at the Durban Central police station on 6 April 2011.

"They said they were not psychiatrists and could not deal with him."

McGray said he had called on Ntshongwana's father to "talk some sense" so that officers could get him into the police van without there being any injuries.

Ntshongwana has been charged with four murders.

Three of his alleged victims were decapitated.

Ntshongwana is charged with murdering Thembelenkosini Cebekhulu in Montclair on 20 March 2 2011, Paulos Hlongwa in Lamontville on 22 March 2011, and Simon Ngidi on 23 March 2011.

He is also accused of kidnapping and raping a woman on 28 November 2010, and faces a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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