Teenagers on trial for Mondi farm murder

2017-05-31 06:02
The second suspect was arrested the following day and a laptop recovered.

The second suspect was arrested the following day and a laptop recovered.

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TWO 18 year olds appeared in Pietermaritzburg High Court last Wednesday accused of murdering 49-year-old Sarel Theron on the Mondi farm, Mistley Estate in Seven Oaks last July.

Teenagers Ntuthuko Msibe and Siphesihle Cele appeared on charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Judge Jerome Mnguni postponed the hearing to Friday so that a legal aid attorney could be appointed for Cele.

Theron, who lived alone, was found brutally beaten, stabbed and strangled in his home after a colleague at Mondi became concerned when he did not report for work on Monday 4 July. The attackers stole a laptop and cellphone and attempted to force the safe out of a wall by using a vehicle to ram it loose.
A major joint operation with police and security firms was launched and one of the accused was arrested in Seven Oaks with some of the victim’s property.
The alleged murder weapon, a dagger, was also recovered. The second suspect was arrested the following day and a laptop recovered.

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