Zinde’s son ‘not crazy’



September 13, 2016
Zinde’s son ‘not crazy’

SUSPECT: Mark Zonde, 23

Man, 23, accused of killing is mom declared of sound mind to stand trial.

TV star Hope Zinde’s son, who is accused of murdering her, is going out of his way to prove that he is mal.

Mark Zinde, 23, is accused of murdering his mom Hope Zinde, 50, who was also a former SABC board member.

Hope’s son is accused of her murder, after her body was found at their home in Pecanwood Estate, Hartbeespoort Dam, near Brits.

Zinde also faces a charge of drug possession in addition to the murder charge.

A psychiatric report finding read in the Brits Regional Court in North West yesterday declared that Zinde was capable of understanding court proceedings and making a meaningful contribution.

The report comes after he was referred to the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria to undergo psychiatric evaluation in June.

The report also found Zinde was able to understand his actions were wrong, and that he was not suffering from a mental disorder when he allegedly killed his mom.

Regional magistrate Lawrance Matthee postponed the case to September 16 for a formal bail application at a lower court.

Zinde was remanded in custody.

Dressed in a navy blue suit and a white shirt, he earlier walked slowly into the court, avoiding eye contact with family members.

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