Murder accused lied about his age

A man accused of killing nursery school principal Rinda Abraham claimed to be a minor - but it was established by the district surgeon that he had lied.

A man accused of killing nursery school principal Rinda Abraham claimed to be a minor - but it was established by the district surgeon that he had lied.

Ben Mathosi, who appeared in the Pretoria magistrates' court yesterday, claimed to be 15 and wanted to be tried as a minor. But the district surgeon found him to be 20 years old.

Mathosi appeared briefly with Dinis Gentil Nhane and Christavao Fresco Ndima.

Mathosi is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, which was allegedly used in Abraham's murder.

His two co-accused are charged with murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Their case was postponed to May 22. - Sapa

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