Murder case postponed


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A man who has been charged with allegedly murdering his brother-in-law has been remanded in custody.

Bela-Bela’s Sammy Photoane, in his mid-forties, remained in custody and was expected to appear before the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 24 April.

He first appeared in court on Monday 16 Monday.

Photoane was expected to appear again in the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on the main charge of alleged murder, and possibly for a formal bail application.

Bela-Bela head of detectives, Lieutenant-Colonel Abel Phetla, said the charges were a sequel to an alleged fist fight which took place in the early hours of Sunday 15 April.

The unnamed victim was Photoane’s brother-in-law, who allegedly fell unconscious following the alleged fist fight.

The incident occurred on the farmlands of Noodhulp on the southern fringes of downtown Bela-Bela.

According to Phetla, when the victim fell unconscious, Photoane personally alerted the police about the tragedy.

On arrival emergency services personnel declared the victim dead at the scene.

22 months ago       19 April 2018