Hope Zinde’s son misses court for further psych treatment – NPA

2016-08-10 16:05
A photo of Hope Zinde at her memorial service (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

A photo of Hope Zinde at her memorial service (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Johannesburg - The son of former SABC board member Hope Zinde has missed his second court appearance in the Brits Magistrate's Court due to ongoing psychiatric evaluation, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Wednesday.

"He did not appear in court. Weskoppies was not ready with its reports and requested an extension," spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku told News24.

The court granted Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital an additional 30 days to complete its report.

This meant that Mark Warona Zinde was expected back in court on September 12.

During Zinde's last appearance, the court had heard his evaluation was not yet complete as the hospital was waiting for a bed to become available for him. A bed only became available a week before his court appearance last month. The matter had then been postponed to August 10.

The 23-year-old was arrested in connection with his mother's murder in June. Her body was found in the boot of her Range Rover at her home in the Pecanwood Estate, Hartbeespoort, on Saturday, June 11, after a family friend went looking for her.

Drugs and a 10kg weight covered in blood were found in the home, police said at the time.

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