Griekwastad murder case to be postponed

2013-10-17 17:19
The Griekwastad murder accused hugs loved ones. (Emile Hendricks, Beeld)

The Griekwastad murder accused hugs loved ones. (Emile Hendricks, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The trial of a 17-year-old boy accused of murdering a Griekwastad farmer and his family will be postponed, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday.

After consultations on Wednesday, Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo, the defence and the prosecuting teams agreed to postpone the case on Monday, 21 October, provincial spokesperson Mashudu Malabi said in a statement.

No reasons were given. The trial would resume in the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley on 4 November.

Northern Cape farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, were killed on their farm Naauwhoek on 6 April last year.

Malabi said the trial was expected to run for the whole of November, with additional dates in December if needed.

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