CPUT stabbing: Accused requests to be referred for mental observation

CPUT stabbing: Accused requests for mental evaluation

CAPE TOWN: A University of the Western Cape ( UWC ) student has asked to have a mental evaluation referred to him after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly repeatedly stabbing him.

Ntembeko Myalo, 32, appeared in the Bellville Magistrates Court for the second time on Monday.

Myalo was scheduled to appear in court on November 11 to file for bail after being seen stabbing the female victim at a private student residence in Belhar.

Myalo’s wife is the victim in the case, according to the National Prosecuting Authority ( NPA ) on Monday.

She has since been reunited with her family, according to CPUT, and is still healing from the stabbing incident.

Myalo, who has been barred from all UWC activities, gave up on applying for bail on Monday morning but has set aside the option to do so in the future.

Additionally, Myalo’s Legal Aid representative has requested that a district surgeon be referred to the court on his behalf.

Eric Ntabazalila, the NPA’s spokesperson, requested that the court refer his client for treatment for a head injury he sustained prior to his arrest. He also requested a referral for mental observation from his client.

The case will now be heard on November 27.

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