National 12.9.2016 07:48 am

Mark Zinde back in court

Murder accused Mark Warona Zinde stands in the dock of the Brits Magistrate's court, 13 June 2016, during his first court appearance for the alleged murder of his mother, broadcaster Hope Zinde. The case has been referred to regional court and set to sit on 17 June 2016. Picture: Refilwe Modise

Murder accused Mark Warona Zinde stands in the dock of the Brits Magistrate's court, 13 June 2016, during his first court appearance for the alleged murder of his mother, broadcaster Hope Zinde. The case has been referred to regional court and set to sit on 17 June 2016. Picture: Refilwe Modise

Former SABC board member Hope Zinde’s jailed son, who is accused of her murder, is expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Former SABC board member Hope Zinde’s jailed son, who is accused of her murder, is expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Mark Zinde, 23, was arrested on suspicion of his mother’s murder after her body was found in the boot of her car at her Pecanwood Estate in Hartbeespoort. Her body was found on June 11, but it is was thought the 50-year-old may have been murdered days before.

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The accused was ordered by the court to undergo psychiatric evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria. The psychiatric report will assist the court to decide whether the accused is fit or not to stand trial.

Zinde is facing a charge of murder and possession of illicit drugs.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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