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Accused family slayer's mind to be evaluated

 

Azwidohwi Enoch Ndou (51), who stands accused of seven counts of murder after he had allegedly killed seven of his family members at Jim Jones village on Christmas Day in 2021, made an appearance in the Thohoyandou High Court on Monday, 23 October.

The seven victims were identified as Mpho Donald Ndou (33), Ndivhuwo Douglas Ndou (33), his wife, Portia Mabasa (37), Rendani Winnus Ndou (12), Wanga Ndou (1), Ronewa Ndou, (4), and Dakalo Makondo Ndou (8).

The community suspected a dispute over a family house that was left by his late father as the possible motive for the killings. Ndou had reportedly been at odds with his older brother’s sons over the house.

The court issued an order for the Donald Fraser Hospital to release Ndou’s medical records. This after his lawyer had informed the court that Ndou had previously been hospitalised there and been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

During his appearance on Monday, Judge Thogomelani Tshidada ordered that Ndou be sent for a psychological assessment to determine his fitness to stand trial as this was not previously done. He was referred to Thabomoopo Hospital. His case was postponed to 12 December.

 

 

Date:26 October 2023

By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror in 2000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.

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