Phoenix double murder accused abandons bail application

Phoenix double murder accused abandons bail application

The elderly man accused of killing his partner and her two-year-old child has abandoned his bid for bail.

Phoenix double murder  Ntombifuthi Blose
Nushera Soodyal

Thirty-four-year-old Ntombifuthi Blose and her daughter, Swelihle were stabbed at a home in Mount Royal, Phoenix earlier this month.

Thembinkosi Ngcobo appeared briefly in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Friday. 

Ngcobo' legal aid attorney, Lewhan Reddy told the court the 62-year-old wouldn't be applying for bail at this stage.

State Prosecutor, Sabelo Ziqubu then told the court several things were still outstanding in the investigation.

These include the post mortem results, DNA test results of the blood found on the knife and clothing, photos from the scene and cellphone records of the accused.

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The court also heard a paternity test is being conducted. 

The matter was postponed to December.

There was jubilation outside court when the victims' family and community members heard Ngcobo wouldn't be seeking bail.

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