Siblings guilty of killing Danish man

2013-02-26 12:13
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Cape Town - The brother-in-law of an elderly Danish businessman who was murdered in Gordon's Bay in January 2008 has been found guilty of his murder by the Western Cape High Court.

Francis Kimeze, 37, was on Monday found guilty of the murder of Preben Povlsen, 71, while Povlsen's wife, Maria Povlsen, 34, and her sister, Stella Senegendo, 42, were found guilty of being accomplices to the crime, Die Burger reported.

The Povlsen couple lived alternately in Denmark and in Gordon's Bay, the newspaper reported.

Stella lived with her son in a separate flatlet on the couple's property, and Kimeze did maintenance work there from time to time.

Judge Rosheni Allie found all three of the accused guilty of theft of the deceased's vehicle.

Povlsen's body was found in January 2008 in Bloubergstrand, six days after his murder.

Kimeze earlier told the court he had been smoking tik in Povlsen's garage when the Dane caught him.

An argument ensued, during which Kimeze stabbed Povlsen at least 48 times with a knife.

Sentencing proceedings are due to start on Wednesday.

- SAPA
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