Accused sent for assessment

2017-08-31 06:00
 Photo: andile sitholeResidents, DA councillors protesting outside Verulam Magistrate’s Court.

Photo: andile sitholeResidents, DA councillors protesting outside Verulam Magistrate’s Court.

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A MAN accused of stabbing his wife to death at their home in Phoenix will be sent to Forth Napier Hospital in Pietermaritzburg for two weeks for a psychological test assessment.

This emerged at the murder case of Naeem Sheik (40), who murdered his wife Nadia Mia (36) on July 29.

The accused appeared at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 21, after failing to return to court last Friday to proceed with his bail application.

His legal representative told the court that the accused was not fit to stand trial and should be sent to Fort Napier Hospital before the case proceeds.

When the case resumed on August 14,
the court heard that the accused was
under the influence of drugs and alcohol on the day he allegedly stabbed his wife to death.

Outside court, residents from Bonela, Mayville, where the accused will live should the court approve his bail application,
protested opposing bail on Monday

Mia died due to severe multiple stab wounds. According to the Phoenix SAPS, the accused­ had an argument with his wife at home.

Phoenix SAPS spokesperson Captain Louise Naidoo told Weekly that the accused left Phoenix after the incident, taking his brother’s car, which was later recovered by the Wentworth SAPS.

Later the police received information that Sheik was at his mother’s house in Lantana Place, Asherville.

The matter was adjourned for two weeks until Sheik finishes his mental assessment at Fort Napier.





Mia died due to severe multiple stab wounds she sustained.
According to the Phoenix SAPS, the accused had an argument
with his wife at their house in Phoenix.


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