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UPDATE| This Is What Is Happening To Body Parts Murder Accused

After failing to pay his counsel, the actuarial science graduate accused of murder will have to wait until Friday to have his application for a mental evaluation submitted. Flavio Hlabangwane, 26, appeared briefly in the Protea magistrate's court on Tuesday on a murder charge following the discovery of body parts in his fridge in Protea Glen, Soweto, on November 13.

Gift Mncube, his lawyer, informed the court that he would be unable to proceed with the case because he had not received financial instructions. "There is a little issue in that the accused's family informed me that they do not currently have finances." They requested some time to obtain the finances needed to proceed with the lawsuit. "I'll receive the financial orders to continue by Friday," Mncube added.

Magistrate David Mhango rescheduled the case till December 3 so that Hlabangwane and Mcube could work out their financial issues. Hlabangwane's case was previously postponed when it was revealed that he attempted suicide the morning before his appearance. During his second visit, the news of his attempted suicide broke. Mncube earlier informed the court that he would be making an application for the client to undergo mental examination at his next appearance.

This follows the court's discovery that Hlabangwane attempted suicide the day before his appearance. During his second visit, the attempted suicide became public. Hlabangwane's lawyer, Gift Mcube, informed the court that the 26-year-old accountant will be submitted to a mental examination at his next appearance. His application for Legal Aid Board counsel had been denied, according to the court, because he did not meet the means test. Magistrate David Mhango adjourned the case to November 30, which is today, when Hlabangwane's lawyer is anticipated to file a petition for a psychological evaluation. Please leave your opinions in the comments section below, and remember to like, share, and follow.

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