- Murder-accused Flavio Hlabangwane allegedly tried to take his own life for the second time since his arrest
- Hlabangwane was found with dismembered body parts in his fridge at his home in Protea Glen, Soweto
- Hlabangwane is currently being kept in the hospital section in Johannesburg Prison and will be applying for a mental state evaluation
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JOHANNESBURG - 26-year-old Flavio Hlabangwane, the man being accused of murder for allegedly having chopped up body parts in his fridge, reportedly tried to kill himself for the second time.
The body parts were discovered by his girlfriend in the room he had been renting in Protea Glen.
Hlabangwane's latest suicide attempt led to his court appearance in the Protea Magistrate's Court being postponed. His attempt to kill himself is said to have taken place on Monday morning, 22 November, according to TimesLIVE.
Hlabangwane was being held at Moroka police station before his suicide attempt, however, the presiding magistrate gave an order that he kept under supervision in the hospital section of Johannesburg Prison.
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Hlabangwane's legal representation plans to make an application to have his mental state assessed. He will make another court appearance on 30 November to face murder charges, reports eNCA.
Hlabangwane's first suicide attempt took place after he had been arrested by the police.
Hlabangwane's legal aid application gets denied
The murder accused's previous legal representative told the court on Monday that his legal aid application had been refused because he does not meet the requirements to have a state-appointed attorney.
It has been found that the 26-year-old has the financial means to appoint a lawyer.
Here's what South Africans had to say about the developments in Hlangwane's case:
"Doesn't look his serious at all about this suicide."
"Every day men show us how dangerous they are."
"He needs to man up, this is not America where you can do a Kyle Rittenhouse and win."
"The state must remove both his hands and prosecute him afterwards. None of this mental evaluation nonsense."
Protea Glen: Woman’s head found in shallow grave, potential link to body parts in fridge
Briefly News previously reported that on Saturday, a woman's remains were discovered in a fridge in Soweto and now police have confirmed that a human head has been found too. The police have reason to believe that the head that was found belongs to the woman whose body was discovered on the weekend.
Flavio Hlabangwane, a 26-year-old man, has been arrested in connection with the case. His girlfriend was the person who alerted the police to the human remains in his fridge, which she had opened while he wasn't home.
Protea Glen residents have suffered trauma as a result of learning that their neighbour had human body parts in his fridge. The landlord expressed that he doesn't know how to explain the situation to his family after he was phoned by police to tell him the news, SABC News reports.
Source: Briefly News