Artist pleads poverty in murder rap

2014-05-25 14:01

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World-famous South African painter and photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa (53) faces a murder trial that could last up to six weeks for allegedly trampling and kicking a sex worker to death in Cape Town.

Ironically, the man accused of killing Nokuphila Moudy Kumalo (23) moments after pulling his Porsche over to the kerb is now pleading poverty.

He arrived at the Western Cape High Court for a pretrial conference with his lawyer, William Booth, on Friday.

State prosecutor Samantha Raphels told the court the prosecution was ready for Mthethwa to go on trial, which could last up to six weeks.

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