SA man to face US jury for murder

The man allegedly confessed to four murders but was not given the right to an attorney or remain silent.

The man allegedly confessed to four murders but was not given the right to an attorney or remain silent. Picture:stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - A US court has rejected video evidence of an apparent murder confession by a South African man.

The man allegedly confessed to four murders, but a judge ruled that his rights were violated as he was not given the right to an attorney or remain silent.

A US judge ruled that Muziwokuthula "Muzi" Madondo's rights were violated in 2011 as his requests to speak to an attorney and the police were rejected.

He will appear in front of a jury in connection with two of the four murders.

Madondo has pleaded not guilty to both murders. It is alleged he shot the two before fleeing to Texas.

He still has to appear and plead in court in connection with the other two murders.