Judgment in Enoch Ndou’s fitness to stand trial reserved

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The High Court in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has reserved a ruling on the admissibility of the psychiatrist report into Christmas Day murder accused, Enoch Ndou’s fitness to stand trial. The matter has been postponed to the 2 February.

The psychiatric report from the Hayani Psychiatric Hospital recommends that Ndou should not be held criminally liable for the alleged crime.

The report also indicates that though Ndou is fit to stand trial, he should be sent to a mental facility. He is accused of shooting and killing seven family members at Jimmy Jones village near Malamulele in December 2021.

During the closing argument, the defence asked the court to accept the report while the state wants it dismissed. Ndou was carried out of the court by the police after sleeping on the floor and acting in a strange way.

Judge Thogomelani Tshidada ordered that Ndou be kept in custody until his next court appearance.

“This court shall be delivering the judgment and its ruling on the matter this court was seized with, with regards to the psychiatric evaluation report conducted on the accused in this matter.”

One of Ndou’s court appearance: