Axe murders: Accused not mentally ill
The man's family says they never imagined he was capable of committing such a crime.
JOHANNESBURG - The family of a man accused of killing his grandmother and two other relatives with an axe in Orange Farm say they never imagined he was capable of committing such a crime.
The 25-year-old man appeared in the Vereeniging Regional Court on Tuesday where he was told he will be admitted for psychiatric observation soon.
But his family maintains he has no mental problems.
The man's uncle says he confessed to all the charges at a previous court appearance because he's fully aware of his actions.
"He's not mentally sick but he's guilty. He even admitted to it and he should get two life sentences because he took away our family members and they will not come back."
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old is still waiting to undergo psychiatric observation.
He's number 69 on the waiting list.