BREAKING NEWS: DNA links #CannibalismCase to deceased Zanele Hlatshwayo

DNA report points out that the body parts recovered do in fact belong to Zanele Hlatshwayo.

Refreshing news was announced moments at the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court as the #CannibalismCase resumed.

Senior State Advocate, Wendy Greeff   got straight to it without wasting any time and told the court that accused number one, Nino Mbatha has been sent for mental observation.

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He was admitted to the Fort Napier Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, as a bed was available. He is currently undergoing  mental assessment, after he was found to be mentally and emotionally unstable.

The Pretoria Forensic Laboratory has also presented the state with the DNA analysis, which confirms that the body parts sent for DNA analysis belongs to 25-year-old deceased, Zanele Hlatshwayo.

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The investigation is complete and the case was postponed to April 9. The case will continue once Nino Mbatha’s mental assessment is complete.

Magistrate Sookraj told the three remaining accused that their fellow accused has been sent for mental observation thus he was not present in court today. Lungisani Magubane‚ Khayelihle Lamula‚ and Sithembiso Sithole remain in custody.

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