2 in court for murder of Brits pensioner

2012-01-31 07:23
Brits - Two Zimbabwean men appeared in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday charged with murdering a pensioner and assaulting his wife, police said

Frank van der Linden, 67, was killed and his wife Elizabeth was assaulted last Sunday.

The couple had been staying temporarily on a plot outside Brits.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the 19-year-old suspect was arrested in Mmakau village on Thursday and his accomplice was arrested in the same village on Sunday.

"Police received a tip-off from the community informing them that the 19-year-old suspect was seen in the village," Ngubane said.

The men would appear again on February 9 when they were expected to apply for bail. Both face charges of murder.

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