Rhodes Park accused suffering from lung problems

2016-11-09 13:25
Rhodes Park accused in court (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

Rhodes Park accused in court (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

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Johannesburg - One of the accused in the Rhodes Park trial is suffering from lung problems and is undergoing tests in hospital, the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge heard on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Monde Mbaqa said a doctor had told him that Admore Ndlovu, 23, was suffering from lung problems and needed to undergo tests for the rest of the week.

Mbaqa asked the matter to be postponed until Monday.

Ndlovu was admitted to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Monday, after his lawyer, Robert Xaba, told the court that his client was having difficulty breathing and had chest pains.

Ndlovu, Thabo Nkala, 25, and Mduduzi Mathibela Lawrence, 32, have been charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances, rape and murder. They have pleaded not guilty.

They were allegedly part of a 12-man gang that attacked two couples walking in a park, in Kensington, on the evening of Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The four were reportedly forced to lie on the ground. A knife was used to cut off the panties of both women before they were raped.

Their husbands, Zukisa Khela and Sizwe Tyeke, were forced to strip before they were bundled into the lake, where they drowned.

The gang allegedly stole their clothes, jewellery and cellphones. Police divers found the bodies.

Judge Papi Masopa agreed to postpone the matter to Monday.


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