Ex-Blue Bulls player's trial adjourned

2012-11-30 20:01

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Durban - The trial of former Blue Bulls rugby player Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana was adjourned on Friday in the KwaZulu-Zulu High Court.

The trial was postponed to December 14, for a date to be set for the continuation of the trial.
Defence attorney for Ntshongwana Themba Mjoli, was not in court as he was receiving medical treatment for his diabetes.

Ntshongwana is charged with the murder of Thembelenkosini Cebekhulu in Montclair on 20 March 2011 Paulos Hlongwa two days later, Simon Ngidi the following day, and an unidentified man sometime that week.

All were hacked to death with an axe.

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

He faces two other charges of attempted murder.

He has pleaded not guilty.

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