Pool cue murder case sent to Palm Ridge regional court

2017-07-13 19:57
Ludi Vink (Supplied)

Ludi Vink (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The case against a man who allegedly fatally stabbed artist Ludi Vink with a pool cue, was on Thursday transferred to the Palm Ridge Regional Court. 

The public gallery of the Palm Ridge District Court was packed when the alleged killer, a heavily-built Daniel Olivier appeared. He wore a striped purple shirt and blue jeans and was accompanied by members of his family. 

The State told the court it had a strong case against Olivier. The prosecutor asked for the matter to be transferred to the regional court and said they were still waiting for the CCTV footage which was sent to a laboratory in Pretoria on June 2.

Olivier’s lawyer, Jacques Beukes, said the matter was not ready to be transferred to the regional court.  The footage only showed a small part of the incident, he said.

"The truth is the State has done nothing since the 6th of June. There are various witness statements outstanding and this specific CCTV footage is also outstanding. Nothing has been done," Beukes said. 

Olivier faces a charge of murder. He was released on R5 000 bail in February. 

According to Netwerk24, Vink, 30, was at Mitzy's Biker Pub in Randhart, Alberton, with his mother Danlee on Tuesday, February 21, when a man walked up to him and stabbed him in the eye with a pool cue. CCTV footage shows the man turn around and walk away.

According to family members, Vink had tried to stop the man from attacking the bar owner.

Vink was taken to the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital and was transferred to the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. His family decided to donate his organs after he was declared brain dead.


Read more on:    daniel olivier  |  johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?

 
 

Paws

How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.