Ex-Blue Bull in court for axe killings

Durban - The case against the man accused of killing three men in a revenge attack after his daughter was allegedly gang-raped and infected with HIV was postponed in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The matter was postponed to April 7 for a date for a bail application to be set and for a "medical observation" to be done on the 33-year-old man.

The former Blue Bulls rugby player, dressed in a red T-shirt and black tracksuit pants, was charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted murder and one of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Further investigation

Prosecutor Martin Mtambo said the State was opposed to the release of the accused and asked that the matter be postponed for seven days for further investigation and to arrange a date for bail application.

The court was packed with security personnel. At the start of the case reporters were barred from entering the court by armed policemen.

Later they were led in with members of the public.

The man will be detained at the Brighton Beach holding cells.

The man was arrested in Yellowwood Park on Tuesday morning after he allegedly killed the three men with an axe and wounded a fourth.

The headless body of one victim was found in Lamontville. The head was found in Jacobs.

Another two people were found hacked to death in Lamontville.

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