Multiple murder: man in court

2011-05-24 00:00

A 20-YEAR-OLD Northdale man, Erwin Ramsumaj, appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the triple murders of Merl Maistry (44), Jeff Pillay (45) and Musa Ndlovu (35) at a house in Larkspur Road, Northdale, on May 18.

It is alleged that Ramsumaj was involved in a romantic relationship with Maistry at the time of the incident.

He was detained by police soon after the murders were discovered at about 3.30 pm that afternoon.

The three victims were all found shot in the head in the small lounge of the house where they had been socialising and drinking beer.

The Witness was told at the scene that the trio were part of a group of friends who frequently got together and drank.

Ramsumaj was not asked to plead to the murder charges yesterday and the trial was postponed for a formal bail application on June 17.

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