Suspect queued behind victim in bank

2013-02-28 10:00
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Bloemfontein - A court has heard how a man who was robbed and killed was seen in a bank prior to his murder with one of the men accused of attacking him.

The State alleged that Gerhard Fourie, 44, was robbed and murdered by Amos Limba, 35, and Lowambo Tete, 33,  who had followed him to his workplace after he withdrew R12 000 from the bank, reported Volksblad.

Fourie was robbed and killed on 20 April 2012.

A digital recording from the bank's security cameras showed one of his alleged killers standing right behind him in the queue at the bank.

The recording showed how Tete spoke to the cashier before quickly following Fourie as he left the bank.

A bank official testified in court, saying Tete asked the cashier a strange question and had left without doing a transaction.

Both men denied being involved in the robbery and murder.

Tete testified that he was in the bank that day because he wanted to change his account to a savings account but didn’t have his ID book with him.

He said he was a musician and was at the time about to release a CD.

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