South African Rugby
Ex-Blue Bulls flank in court after axe killings
March 31, 2011
A former Blue Bulls flanker has appeared in court in South Africa after allegedly murdering three men with an axe.
Media reports state that the killings, and a fourth attack, were acts of revenge after his daughter was gang-raped and infected with HIV, although police are yet to confirm this suggestion.
The 33-year-old man, who cannot be named, faced three charges, murder, attempted murder and assault, at a Durban court where the case was postponed until April 7 pending a psychiatric evaluation.
The murders are alleged to have taken place in townships around the coastal city, where the suspect was arrested on Tuesday.
Another former Blue Bull, prop Bees Roux, was charged with the murder of Tshwane metro police officer Ntshimane Mogale on August 27 last year after he was pulled over on suspicion of drink driving.
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