Community wants Ntshongwana’s blood

2011-05-30 11:09

Members of the community were baying for the blood of former Blue Bulls player Joseph Ntshongwana during his appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court today.

Ntshongwana allegedly hacked three people to death.During a previous appearance, it was said that Ntshongwana would be sent to a mental institution for observation.

This, after the district surgeon declared that the axe man was fit to stand trial.

His lawyer, Carl van der Merwe, insisted on getting a second opinion.Today it transpired, however, that he had not yet been sent to the mental institution.

The prosecutor, Martin Mtambo, said Ntshongwana would be admitted to Fort Napier until his next appearance.

Relatives of the men allegedly killed by Ntshongwana went mad when the court remanded the case, accusing it of not taking the case seriously.

They sang struggle songs outside the court after Ntshongwana’s appearance and called on police commissioner General Bheki Cele to intervene.

Zamokuhle Mkhize, whose brother’s decapitated body was found on the side of the road, was fuming when the prosecutor told them that the case had been postponed again.

“We won’t rest until justice is done. The court is siding with them (Ntshongwana) because they are filthy loaded. We might be poor but we’re not stupid,” he said.

Ntshongwana will appear in court again on June 23.

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