Late Hope Zinde's son due in court

Mark Zinde is facing a charge of murder and drug possession.

Hope and Warona Mark Zinde. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The son of late South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member Hope Zinde is expected back at the Brits Regional Court today in connection with her death.

Mark Zinde is facing a charge of murder and drug possession.

He was arrested in June after his mother's body was found in the boot of her Range Rover at her home in Pecanwood Estate home in Hartbeespoort.

In his last appearance, the court ordered he undergo psychiatric evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria, to establish whether he's fit to stand trial.


Zinde was remembered as an extraordinary woman who paved the way for young black females to be on television at her funeral in July.

While her death was used as a rallying call for a war on drugs, it's also highlighted the strong bond she had with her son.

Family member Onalerona Zinde spoke on behalf of the well-known broadcaster's son at her funeral in Pretoria.

"Mother, I love you. Our bond is one that will stand the test of time because your place in my heart and your place in my very being can never be erased."