UPDATE: Trial date for Hillbrow murder accused set for next year

Photo: Tshepiso Mametela. The case of Sabelo Ngubane has been postponed until 29 January next year for the start of his trial.

 

Hillbrow murder accused Sabelo Ngubane (29) appeared briefly in the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday, 1 September.

He stands accused of five counts of murder after a shooting incident in an apartment in Hillbrow in February this year in which three women and two minors were killed.

Also read: Hillbrow mass-murder accused abandons bail

The case was postponed to 29 January next year. The court heard that all evidence in the case has been finalised. Ngubane has been remanded in custody at the Johannesburg Central Prison until his next appearance. The court heard that a state advocate will be assigned to represent him before the trial gets underway.

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