Dramatic start to #TripleMurder court proceedings
The man accused of murdering a Phoenix mother and her two daughters had to be assisted by medics after he collapsed seconds before he entered the dock. According to police he has a pre-existing heart condition.
Media has been banned from photographing the accused after defense attorney said it will jeopardize his clients safety. This means that all social media posts of the accused will need to be removed.
Magistrate Irfaan Khalil also denied the defence’s request for a copy of a statement the accused made to police. He is alleging he was coerced into signing it
The accused will be moved to Westville Prison while his bail application is underway. His defence made the request, as they allege police in Phoenix assaulted him. His next court appearance will be in 3 October 2018.