Psychological report for family murder accused

2014-10-07 07:02

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Durban - The case against a man accused of killing a KwaZulu-Natal tuckshop owner and her five children was postponed in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Monday to allow his legal team to obtain a psychological report.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said the case against 25-year-old Tshepang Mokhali had been postponed to 30 October.

Last month he 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 Maselina Leneah, 38, and her five children, aged between 3 and 14, in the Mzinyathi area of Inanda, near Durban, in December 2012.

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

"It is alleged that he robbed the family, who are his relatives, and killed them to cover up the robbery," Colonel Jay Naicker said at the time.

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