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Blood found in ex-Bull's car, court hears

2012-11-26 22:50

Durban - Blood was found in an overdue rental car recovered from the home of former Blue Bulls' player Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, a policeman told the Durban High Court on Monday.

Warrant Officer Lucky Mathe said he went to Ntshongwana's home in Yellowood Park, Durban, on the evening on 24 March to collect the car for the Avis car rental company.

Ntshongwana told him it had been involved in an accident with a bus. The blood was purportedly from people injured in the accident.

Ntshongwana is charged with hacking four people to death with an axe.

He is charged with the murder of Thembelenkosini Cebekhulu in Montclair on 20 March 2011, Paulos Hlongwa two days later, Ngidi the following day, and an unidentified man sometime that week.

He is also accused of kidnapping and raping a woman on 28 November 2010, and faces a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Mathe admitted under cross examination from Ntshongwana's advocate Themba Mjoli that he had made no mention of the blood in the passenger seat of the car.

Ntshongwana's advocate Themba Mjoli said his client had no recollection of meeting Mathe and asked why Mathe would forget to include the important fact that there was blood in the car.

Comments
  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-27 07:49

    Send him to the gallows - The fool is obviously noy aware of DNA tests that can be done!!!

  • shelly.britz - 2012-11-27 09:33

    Unlike on CSI etc, DNA testing and processes in SA are still a joke. He may walk!!

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-29 09:35

    Did the foreigners lurking around Durban feed him some bad illicit stuff that they are so famous for or the street urchins give his wives and kids parting gift diseases? It's most unusual for a 'Zulu' to lose their mind and start raping and killing. Most peculiar! Tragic! Quite a queer story, maybe to be resolved only in the nkandla bunker with 12 head of cattle and some lucky rabbits foot and a goat or two, depending on how many wives the ball player had.

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