Man (29) in court for rape, murder

2015-06-12 10:37

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A 29-YEAR-OLD Sobantu man is appearing in the Pietermaritzburg High Court charged with the robbery, rape and murder of a young woman in Imbali in 2012.

The state alleges that the victim, Nonkululeko Zungu (23), was accosted by the accused, Philani Ndlela, and an accomplice whilst making her way to attend a night vigil in the area on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Her body was found lying outside a neighbour’s house on October 4.

The cause of her death was determined to be a head injury.

The state alleges that Zungu was robbed of her cellphone, raped, and thereafter killed. Ndlela has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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