Trio charged with Rhodes Park attack back in dock

2016-10-26 05:48
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Cape Town - The trial of three men accused of a double murder and rape at Rhodes Park in Kensington last year, will continue in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Wednesday.

Thabo Nkala, 25, Admore Ndlovu, 23, and Mduduzi Mathibela Lawrence, 32, face charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, rape, and murder

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

The couples were forced to lie on the ground, and a knife was used to cut off the panties of both women. One was raped.

Their partners were told to undress and forced into the lake, where they drowned. The gang allegedly stole their clothes, jewellery, and cellphones.

On Tuesday, the rape survivor testified that her husband's last words were him calling out her name before he died, and gave chilling details of her rape ordeal.

The accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On Monday, the court heard that a fourth suspect was arrested in Zimbabwe.

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