Dustan Blom murder: 3 more held

2013-11-06 13:17
Dustan Blom and his wife Talita Bloem (Supplied)

Dustan Blom and his wife Talita Bloem (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Three more people have been arrested and could be linked to the murder of Dustan Blom, the Randburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday.

"Another matter related to this - three people have been arrested and another could be arrested soon," prosecutor Yusuf Baba told the court.

"We are busy eliminating whether they will be part of this matter or not."

The three were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. It was unclear on what charges or when they were arrested.

Earlier, Jean-Pierre Malan and Maruschka Robinson appeared briefly in the court.

State wants matter postponed

Malan and Robinson were called and stood in the dock away from each other. Robinson, dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, looked at the public gallery briefly during proceedings. Malan stood looking straight ahead.

Baba asked for the matter to be postponed to January for further investigation.

The court heard that the State received the post mortem report but that the toxicology report and some forensic evidence were still outstanding.

Shaun Hamilton, for Malan, requested that the postponement be the final postponement because he wanted to get his client out of jail.

However, Baba argued that it would be premature to mark the postponement as final.

"The State has been going through a wealth of evidence that links these two directly," he told the court.
"And there is still a lot to go through."

He said the evidence included cellphones and various downloads and information.

Body found in boot

The State needed to go back as far as 18 September to gather evidence, he said.

Malan is the boyfriend of Robinson, believed to be a former stripper. She was arrested on 24 September, after Blom's decomposing body was found in the boot of his own car at Montecasino, Fourways.

Security guards noticed a bad smell coming from it. Malan was arrested on 26 September.

Robinson had allegedly rented a room from Blom, the widowed father of infant twins.

The case was postponed to 16 January for further investigation. Both Malan and Robinson remain in police custody.
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