Alleged killer of Metrorail train driver appears in court

2016-07-21 13:44
The Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court. (Paul Herman, News24)

The Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court. (Paul Herman, News24)

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Cape Town - The man accused of murdering Metrorail train driver Piet Botha on the Netreg station platform in Bishop Lavis appeared in court on Thursday.

Marlin Johnson, 22, made his first appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's court last Thursday, July 14.

He was formally charged for the murder of 46-year-old Botha.

Botha was killed while waiting for a train on the platform last Monday. He had been conducting a training session with a younger driver at Netreg station for most of that morning.

Two suspects allegedly robbed him of his belongings just after 13:00, before shooting him at close range.

Johnson was accompanied by three co-accused on Thursday, who were making their first appearances. The three were all minors.

Cedric Andrews, accused of illegal possession of a firearm, made a separate appearance. Andrews, 37, was allegedly found with the gun that was used to murder Botha.

The cases of the three minors  were postponed to August 4 to allow them to secure legal representation.

Johnson and Andrews were both due to reappear on August 24.

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