N Cape man appears for cousin's murder

2014-11-08 07:54
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Johannesburg - A Northern Cape man suspected of murdering his cousin appeared briefly the Douglas Magistrate's Court, Northern Cape police said on Friday.

The case against Willem Springbok, 26, was postponed to 25 November when he is expected to bring a formal bail application.

He is accused of stabbing Mohammed Springbok, 29, during a brawl on 26 October.

"It is alleged that Willem Springbok and his cousin Mohammed were drinking on a farm near Plooysburg and had an argument over a bottle of whisky," said police spokesperson Sergio Kock.

"Willem Springbok fatally wounded Mohammed with a sharp object in his neck and then fled the scene."

Police arrested Willem Springbok in Kimberley two weeks later.

"[He] was found hiding under a couch," said Kock.

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