Suspected robber fears being poisoned

2014-04-30 22:21

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man accused of raping a woman during a robbery was afraid he would be poisoned in jail, the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Siboniso Sithole, 25, told magistrate Willie Wilkens his former friend, Sipho Mkhabela, 31, who was in the same prison, was threatening him.

"He is also in the kitchen and I am afraid that he can poison my food because he's always making threats," Sithole said.

Sithole was facing charges of rape, attempted murder, robbery, armed robbery and housebreaking.

He has pleaded not guilty.

"I will write to the warrant officer investigating your case that you are afraid. I will write it in the report so that they can move you to another section," Wilkens said.

Mkhabela opened an attempted murder case against Sithole after he was shot in the back.

- SAPA
Read more on:    mbombela  |  crime

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
34 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
6 ways to stay safe at home and on the road 2015-03-27 15:39

These Easter holidays, take these precautions to keep your home and family safe.

/Africa
 

Extravagant toys for the rich

What do you get for the person who has everything? Buy them something completely over the top.

 
 

Luxury living

The Fast and Furious R40 million
This is the most expensive burger in the world!
Exclusive food items that WILL break the bank
Top 10 most expensive homes in the world
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may find yourself drawn into investigating, researching or digging below the surface to get to the bottom of something. Your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.