Murder case against Mark Zinde postponed

Zinde stands accused of killing his mother, former SABC board member Hope Zinde.

Mark Zinde at the Brits Magistrates Court on 13 June 2016. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The case against Mark Zinde, who stands accused of killing his mother, has been postponed in the Brits Magistrates Court, to allow time for psychiatric evaluation.

The 28-year-old was arrested last week in connection with the murder of his mother Hope Zinde.

Authorities say they also found drugs in the form of crystal meth in his possession at the time of his arrest.

WATCH: Mark Zinde charged with the murder of his mother, Hope Zinde.

The former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member's body was found in the boot of her car at the Pecanwood Estate in Hartbeespoort.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Luvuyo Mfaku says, "The accused just appeared in court today and the matter was postponed to 18 July."

While the circumstances surrounding Zinde's death are not yet known, the exact details are expected to be revealed as the case progresses.

LISTEN:_ Former SABC board member Dr Snuki Zikalala on Hope Zinde _