Alleged family killer back in court

2014-10-30 08:11

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Durban - A man accused of killing a KwaZulu-Natal tuckshop owner and her five children was expected to appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on Thursday.

During his last appearance, the case was postponed to allow his legal team to obtain a psychological report.

Tshepang Mokhali, 25, had told Judge Nompumelelo Radebe that he was stressed. She then ordered that he see a doctor and a medical report be handed to her.

Mokhali allegedly shot dead his relatives Maselina Leneah, 38, and her five children, aged between three and 14, in the Mzinyathi area of Inanda, near Durban, in December 2012.

Colonel Jay Naicker said at the time that Mokhali had allegedly robbed the family, and killed them to cover up the robbery.

He allegedly then fled to Lesotho and was arrested after he visited a relative in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape on 17 January.

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