Hope Zinde's son in court appeared dazed and confused

He did not spend more than 5 minutes in the dock, says EWN reporter Thando Kubheka was in court today.

She says he wore a navy blue jacket and jeans and looked very confused and dazed, almost as though he was unaware of his surroundings.

Kubheka says this was his first public appearance since the crime was committed.

The judge had to ask him few times, questions about the case, and he did not seem to know what was going on.

Thando Kubheka, EWN

Police are speculating Hope Zinde may have been murdered on Monday last week, based on reports by family members about when she was last seen.

Kubheka says though the court room was packed, none of Zinde's family was present today.

He is expected to undergo psychiatric evaluation to establish whether he is fit to stand trial.

he is charged with murder and also with being in possession of drugs.

His case was postponed for further investigation. It has been moved to the Brits Regional Court. His next appearance will be on Friday 17 June.

Read More
WATCH: ConCourt gave MPs much-needed lecture about their obligations, says Redi

WATCH: ConCourt gave MPs much-needed lecture about their obligations, says Redi

Presenter Redi Tlhabi says it's disconcerting that Baleka Mbete doesn't understand the rules of Parliament and laws of her job.

 Volunteer JHB firefighters made 'huge difference' helping with #KnysnaFires

Volunteer JHB firefighters made 'huge difference' helping with #KnysnaFires

Over 75 volunteer firefighters from Joburg took up the call for help with fire relief efforts in Knysna, says Diedrick Stopforth.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu explains it is not an investigating unit

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu explains it is not an investigating unit

The A-G's office is responsible for monitoring municipalities' finances and reporting on where performance levels fall short.

Testimony to expose state 'cover-up' - family of political prisoner Ahmed Timol

Testimony to expose state 'cover-up' - family of political prisoner Ahmed Timol

The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol will be reopened next week, his family wants findings reversed.

Zuma's son and Gupta brothers could be summoned before Parly's Eskom inquiry

Zuma's son and Gupta brothers could be summoned before Parly's Eskom inquiry

Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee discussed the scope of the inquiry which is expected to kick off in early August.

Legal expert: No comparison between Madonsela and Mkhwebane recommendations

Legal expert: No comparison between Madonsela and Mkhwebane recommendations

Critics say Mkhwebane is overreaching in her proposal that Parliament change the Constitution to amend the Reserve Bank's mandate.

Popular articles
Meet Outa's Wayne Duvenage; fighting etolls, Eskom (and others) on our behalf

Meet Outa's Wayne Duvenage; fighting etolls, Eskom (and others) on our behalf

Ray White interviews Wayne Duvenage, Chairperson at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

The broadened bill will see those who lose their jobs receive money for a longer period when they apply for unemployment benefits.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

The world’s richest doctor (worth R150bn) was born and raised in South Africa

The world’s richest doctor (worth R150bn) was born and raised in South Africa

Patrick Soon-Shiong, son of Chinese immigrants to SA, is the world’s richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles.