‘Mad’ killer had skipped bail

2009-10-26 00:00

THE man who bludgeoned pregnant Nompumelelo Ndlovu (24) to death in Boom Street recently, and was believed to be mentally disturbed, is wanted for armed robbery.

Sihle Mhlongo (20) jumped bail after he was arrested for armed robbery in Jabulani near Johannesburg last year.

A SA Police Service spokesman in Gauteng, Inspector Kay Makhubela, said the police have been looking for Mhlongo for over a year.

“He appeared in court in January in connection with an armed robbery on January 29, 2008. He was released on bail and the case was remanded to July 30, but he jumped bail.”

Mhlongo allegedly held a woman at knifepoint and demanded cash.

In August, when ­Mhlongo attacked and killed Ndlovu with an iron rod, it was believed that he was mentally ill. People who witnessed the incident said that when the police tried to stop him at gunpoint, he continued to beat Ndlovu.

When they persisted, he tried to attack them as well. The police were forced to shoot to restrain him.

According to police, Mhlongo had been collecting scrap metal before the beating incident.

The incident was the first in a series of attacks by people alleged to be mentally disturbed.

There have been public calls for the police to remove mentally disturbed people from the streets.

Mhlongo’s alleged involvement in the Gauteng attack emerged when his fingerprints were put into the system. There are no records to show that Mhlongo is mentailly ill. If he is found to be mentally sound, he will stand trial.

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