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Durban - A man who allegedly shot dead a colleague at Durban's King Edward VIII hospital had a dream before his arrest and was not surprised when police arrived, the Durban Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.
Warrant Officer Vusi Nkosi said Khulekani Aubrey Ntuli had told him that the night before “he had a dream of an overflowing river that he was unable to cross”.
“I had a conversation with the accused. He said he was avoiding all vehicles with the ND (Durban) registration,” said Nkosi.
The 43-year-old Ntuli is alleged to have killed Sipho Mfayela, 54, on February 28 after he was told the results of a misconduct disciplinary hearing appeal.
He was arrested in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, in May, after nearly three months on the run. He faces charges of murder, pointing a firearm, and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
However, Ntuli's lawyer George Pooran told the court that his client intended to plead not guilty, as he was in Johannesburg at the time of the murder and did not know he was wanted by police.
Ntuli was staying with his brother when he was arrested and according to Nkosi had claimed on the day of his arrest to be wearing the same T-shirt that he was wearing when he allegedly killed Mfayela.
Nkosi said Ntuli's brother had stated “blood is thicker than water” when asked by police why he had not told them that Ntuli was staying with him.
Magistrate Vanitha Armu is expected to hear closing arguments later on Monday before deciding whether to grant Ntuli bail.