Schoombie murder accused trial continues

2017-03-13 07:13
Carl Schoombie (Supplied)

Carl Schoombie (Supplied)

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Cape Town – Two men are expected back in the Western Cape High Court on Monday as the Carl Schoombie murder trial continues.

Brent Henry and Juane Jacobs are accused of beating the Stellenbosch University graduate, after accusing him of starting trouble at the Tiger Tiger nightclub in November 2015.

Schoombie and three friends were on their way home from the Claremont nightclub in an Uber taxi when he was beaten in a cul-de-sac. He was admitted to hospital in a coma and died a few days later.

The court previously heard that the clothes Henry and Jacobs wore on the night of the assault were sent to a lab immediately after their arrests and showed no DNA evidence belonging to Schoombie.

Henry was arrested about a week after the attack, after police obtained video footage from a night club.

Jacobs's photo was widely circulated. Officers tracked him down to a hotel in Johannesburg about three months later.

The Uber driver who drove the friends from the club that night also previously testified as a State witness.

Jean-Piere Muroncwa identified Henry and Jacobs as the men who beat him and Schoombie up.

Muroncwa claimed that Jacobs punched him twice in the head.

"After that I had a problem with my ear. I couldn't hear for a while," he testified through an interpreter.

He also said he was traumatised.

"Every time, I have this fear within me."

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