Suspect fears for his safety

2017-02-08 06:02

A Botshabelo man who allegedly stabbed three people, including his lover, has abandoned his bail application.

The rampage left one woman dead and two, including the lover, injured.

The suspect is Mzondeki Ditabe (29). For safety reasons, he decided against applying for bail during his court appearance on Monday (06/02) in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court. He remains in custody.

Ditabe faces charges of murder and attempted murder. The murder charge relates to Vuyiswa William (29), who died as a result of severe knife injuries. The charges of attempted murder are due to the severe injuries inflicted on his lover, Thandiwe Mkhondwane (35), and her mother, Nokwalewa Mkhondwane (58), in the daylight attack at the victims’ residence in Section C on 23 January.

Sgt Martin Xuma, Botshabelo police spokesperson, said the two survivors were being treated at the Botshabelo Hospital.

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