New information in Flippie case

2013-09-14 07:30


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Johannesburg - The man accused of assaulting former farmworker Flippie Engelbrecht could face additional charges, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

New information had been received and was being studied, Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said.

"Depending on the outcome we might add new charges against accused number two."

Willem Treurnicht appeared in the Ashton Regional Court on Friday and the case was postponed to 14 October.

The case was also moved to the Worcester Regional Court because of security and space requirements, said Ntabazalila.

Treurnicht and Johnny Burger, the owner of Rietvallei Wine Estate, were charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Ntabazalila said charges against Burger had been withdrawn. Burger shot himself at his farm on 3 September.

Flippie, 20, was allegedly left blind and started having epileptic seizures after the attack.

During one of his seizures, he fell into a fire and had to have his hands amputated.

He was recently fitted with prosthetic hands.

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