Murder trial postponed

Chester Makana

Chester Makana

The trial of an SANDF member accused of murdering his wife and three children was postponed in the Thohoyandou high court.

Meshack Kharivhe is facing four counts of murder for allegedly hacking to death Winisani Kharivhe, 28, Zwonaka, 9, Thendo, 3, and nine-month-old baby Maduvha at his home last April.

The accused indicated yesterday that he would conduct his own defence.

Meanwhile, the same court sentenced Michael Mandiwana to 32 years in jail for murdering two students at Ralson Tshinane Secondary School in Ngovhela last year.

Mandiwana, 26, shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Ndivhuwo Tshikororo, 17, and her boyfriend Mbulungeni Mudau, 19.

He accused Mudau of interfering in their relationship.