Tuesday, November 28, 2023

UWC student accused of stabbing his wife referred to Valkenberg psychiatric hospital for mental evaluation

A University of the Western Cape student, accused of stabbing his wife has been referred to Valkenberg psychiatric hospital for mental evaluation.

The man, who was studying at the university, was examined by a district surgeon before appearing in the Bellville magistrate’s court, on Monday.

At a previous appearance, the suspects legal aid attorney asked if his client could undergo a medical assessment as he did not understand what was happening.

 “A district surgeon examined [him] this morning and recommended for him to be sent for a 30-day psychiatric evaluation at Valkenberg psychiatric hospital. He will remain in custody while waiting for a space at the facility,” said Eric Ntabazalila, National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson.

 

Done by: Alungile Njemla

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