Murdered nurse: man in court

2011-09-23 00:00

ONE of the two men arrested by police in connection with the murder of retired nursing sister Maalthie Mownchan (64) in Allandale on September 6 appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

State prosecutor Rene Padayachee said the state was opposed to bail being granted to the accused, Mandlenkosi Dlamini (26), who is from the Piet Retief area according to the charge sheet, and asked for the matter to be adjourned to September 29.

Padayachee told Pietermaritzburg magistrate Reard Abrahams that Dlamini’s 19-year-old co-accused in the matter was consulting his attorney at the high court yesterday afternoon concerning a possible plea.

He cannot be named until he appears in court.

The two accused are charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances and murder of Mownchan, who was stabbed to death and robbed of her cellphone valued at R1 000.

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