5 in court for pastor's murder

2013-03-08 12:06
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Cape Town - Five people accused of killing Cape Town pastor Albern Martins have appeared in court, it was reported on Friday.

The Daily Voice reported that Dulin Isaacs, 18, Mitchell Tallies, 18, Morne Charles, 20, Ruben Adams, 22, and a minor appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Magistrate Gerald Hattingh postponed the matter to Thursday for bail information. The five remained in custody.

Martins, 55, was to have appeared in the same court for alleged perlemoen (abalone) racketeering last Friday, but was shot in the head about a street away from the court.

He and four others were arrested during an operation in December 2004 and January 2005.

The controversial pastor, who was renowned for holding funerals of gangsters, and two others, had allegedly tried to exchange drugs for perlemoen.

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