Pre-trial of murder suspect to start soon

2017-02-22 06:02

The pre-trial of murder and attempted murder suspect Mzondeki Ditabe from Botshabelo is set to continue in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court on 10 March.

The suspect faces charges of murder and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing three family members with a knife last month.

The attack left one woman dead and two women, inclu-ding his lover, injured. The murder charge relates to Vuyi-swa William (29), who died as a result of severe knife injuries after the incident.

The charges of attempted murder are related to the severe injuries inflicted on Ditabe’s lover, Thandiwe Mkhondwane (35), and her mother, Nokwalewa Mkhondwane (58).

Ditabe reportedly attacked the three family members at their residence in Section C on 23 January.

The suspect remains behind bars after he opted to abandon bail application during his appearance on 6 February.

Ditabe apparently decided against applying for bail due to safety reasons.

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