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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.

Comments
  • Paul - 2012-01-31 07:30

    String them up. Picking on the elderly is so cowardly and sick.

      john.h.viljoen - 2012-01-31 08:44

      agreed paul.that's the only way we'll ever get rid of this menace.

  • Lynn - 2012-01-31 07:37

    Hang them.

  • John - 2012-01-31 07:41

    Parafine and tires will become handy here....

      Shadrach - 2012-01-31 08:00

      Make it petrol then we have a nice bornfire!!! U see I do not understand why these youth would kill elderly people.... I can only blame it on two things:1.Satanism,2.the hatred of everything South African by the rest of AFRICA. I was stabbed last year by a foreign national for no reason!!!

      Merven - 2012-01-31 08:39

      Dont' forget your songs.

  • Leon - 2012-01-31 07:52

    Great work SAPS and give the community for getting involved a trunk full of Bells

  • Larry - 2012-01-31 08:30

    The Scum should be removed from the Planet.

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-31 08:35

    I am sure the community placed a great deal of pressure on the cops to get of their arses and arrest the Zibo's. Give that community a lot of Bells!

      Barefoot - 2012-01-31 08:42

      Why should we always assume the worst of the cops? be positive for once it won't hurt i promise ya. maybe for the community to hand them out they must have known that the cops were looking for them in the first place just a thought

      Barefoot - 2012-01-31 08:42

      Why should we always assume the worst of the cops? be positive for once it won't hurt i promise ya. maybe for the community to hand them out they must have known that the cops were looking for them in the first place just a thought

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-31 09:05

    Irrespective of the outcome of the court case these animals need to be deported back to Zimbabwe.

      Deon - 2012-01-31 13:53

      Yes, after 30 years in jail.

  • Rob - 2012-01-31 09:28

    Here is a thought.... The more reports of violent and anti-social behaviour are reported the better light shines on the institutional and public service criminal activities. It makes corruption look like a soft crime!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 09:54

    This sort of sick behaviour will continue until there is a punishment worthy of the crime! The elderly are "easy pickings" for these "things" as they know even if caught it means a stay in a 3 meals,all inclusive lodge!! Very sickening and sad when a country cannot and will not protect the defenceless citizens!

  • Peter - 2012-01-31 11:22

    Well done to the SAPS, just hope all procedures were followed or else the courts will let them go. Pity they cant be punished in Zim. I understand that they still have the death penalty and thier prisons are not cosy ones like ours.

  • dumisiledee - 2012-01-31 12:44

    SAPS should start rewarding the community for tipoffs to encourage people to report thugs. Big ups to the community:)

  • george.kamfer - 2012-02-01 07:17

    Crucify them in public and leave them publicly displayed for a month as a example to the rest. Do as the Romans did.

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