‘Vampire’: Refused discharge

2011-08-16 00:00

AN accused dubbed a “vampire” over an allegation that he consumed the blood of the man he tried to kill, and his father were unsuccessful in a bid to be discharged on the charges they face in the Pietermaritzburg high court.

Njabulo Gwala (22) and Bongani Gwala (54) applied for a discharge at the close of the state’s case.

The defence case is due to be presented on August 22.

Both are charged with the murders of Michael Khumalo, Vusumuzi Mnzonyama and Mlondolozi Mbanjwa in Mkondeni on December 16 and 17 last year, while Njabulo is charged with the attempted murder of Thokazane Mkhize.

— Witness Reporter.

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