Krugersdorp murders case postponed

2016-06-06 21:17
Hanle Lategan. (Facebook)

Hanle Lategan. (Facebook)

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Johannesburg – Two men appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of an estate agent and two insurance brokers, Gauteng police said on Monday.  

The two, aged 29 and 36, appeared briefly in court where their case was postponed to June 14 for a formal bail application, Captain Appel Ernst said.  

Ernst said the 29-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, while the 36-year-old man was arrested at the weekend.  

Most recently, Hanle Lategan, 52, an estate agent for Remax, was found dead in the veld in Randfontein on Tuesday.

She went missing on Monday when she was supposed to meet clients at a house in Krugersdorp.

Previously, the bodies of two insurance brokers, Anthony Scholefield, 64, and Kevin McAlpine, 29, were found in the boots of their cars in the same area on May 10 and May 26.

Green Opel Corsa

All three victims had scheduled appointments with clients at 18:00. Police believed that "there is a connection" between the three murders, said Ernst on Saturday.

Lategan was last seen at a Krugersdorp hospital, where she had parked her car and where two men driving a green Opel Corsa apparently approached her.

A colleague of Lategan's, Monica Coetzee, posted on the Facebook group 'eblockwatch' that they tried calling her many times when she missed her appointment, but her phone was off.

"We know that they tried to draw money from Hanle's card at the ATM at 18:37 and possibly swapped cars at the hospital. We are now on the lookout for a green Opel Corsa, two-door old model," Coetzee said.

Scholefield was found on Premier Street in Krugersdorp. McAlpine's body was found at the corner of Sivewright and Francis streets only a few blocks away.

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