Axe accused is son of ex-Bok

Johannesburg - The 33-year-old man accused of axing three people to death in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is the son of a former diplomat, businessman and a former South African Springbok rugby player, the Sunday Times reported.

Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, a former Blue Bulls player was arrested on Tuesday after an alleged two-week killing spree in which a man was decapitated.

The newspaper reported that it had established that Ntshongwana was the son of former homeland diplomat Liston Ntshongwana.

Ntshongwana jnr, from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, who apparently has a history of psychiatric problems, appeared in court on Thursday on three counts of murder, one of attempted murder and another of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

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