Ex-Blade facing trial over death smash

Former Sheffield United Peter Ndlovu faces criminal charges over a car crash which killed his brother.
Former Sheffield United Peter Ndlovu faces criminal charges over a car crash which killed his brother.
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FORMER Sheffield United striker Peter Ndlovu is facing trial on charges of culpable homicide after a car accident which killed his brother Adam.

The ex-Blades forward, aged 39, was the only survivor in the crash in Zimbabwe in December in which a female passenger, Nomqhele Tshili, was also killed.

The former Zimbabwe national football team captain’s car left the road and crashed into trees outside Victoria Falls town, leaving Ndlovu himself with serious head, leg and internal injuries.

His trial is likely to take place next month after he appeared at Victoria Falls Magistrates’ Court this week.

Ndlovu, who also represented Coventry City, Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City during his career in England, scored 29 goals in 154 appearances for Sheffield United from 2001 to 2004, helping the club to the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals and Championship play-off final in the 2002-03 season.

Ndlovu is charged that while driving his BMW X5 vehicle he failed to negotiate a curve outside Victoria Falls and lost control.

He is expected to plead not guilty.