Convicted murderer in hospital - avoiding first night in prison

2016-05-12 17:07


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Durban - Convicted murderer Rajiv Narandas has been admitted to a Durban hospital on the day that he is supposed to report to Westville Prison to start serving his sentence for murder.

News24 understands that Narandas had been admitted to the Life Westville Hospital.

Attempts to contact his mother Rosanne were unsuccessful at the time of publishing, but the Daily News reported that, according to her, he was undergoing surgery.

She had refused to say what the specific ailment was.

Last Wednesday, Narandas was granted R100 000 bail in Johannesburg pending an application in the Constitutional Court. But the court rejected the application on Tuesday.

In 2014, Narandas was found guilty of murder for stabbing Veenand Singh to death outside a Sandton nightclub in 2008.

Last year, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. This was later reduced to 15.

He sought leave to appeal his conviction and sentence in the Concourt after the Supreme Court of Appeal refused this earlier in the year.

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