Delay in bail as cops nab 4th suspect

2013-11-07 00:00

THE arrest of a fourth suspect for the murder of Himeville timber contractor Daniel Knight, led to a delay in the bail application of the three other accused.

Tsepiso Sthembiso Ramanyane (20), Bonginkosi Eric Nyawose (33), both from Bulwer, and Thabo Dlamini (22) from Himeville, were all remanded in custody and will appear in court again on November 13.

They are charged with Knight’s murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. It is alleged that they robbed Knight of R651 000 and killed him with a hammer while his partner Beth Bucher was made to watch.

State prosecutor Bongumusa Nduli applied for the postponement so that the fourth suspect could be added to this case and the bail application combined.

As the court adjourned, members of the community could be heard whispering that the accused must face a long jail term.

Outside the court, other community members were waiting for the accused to come out. They showed their anger by banging on the police van that was transporting them back to the police cells. As the van passed them, they shouted and made derogatory signs.

Himeville DA councillor Trish Crawley said they were pleased with the good work done by the police with regards to the swift arrests.

Underberg/Himeville community watch member John Pearce said the latest suspect had been arrested at a local tavern.

“We are relieved that he was arrested. Police have done extremely well in tracking him down,” said Pearce.

Plessislaer cluster spokesperson Captain Musa Ntombela said police received a tip-off from informers that the suspect had arrived in Underberg on Tuesday night.

“At about 9 pm on Tuesday, police arrested a 24-year-old man from the Nkwezela area in Bulwer after he arrived in Underberg to visit family,” said Ntombela.

•  Two suspects, Siboniso Michael Mtolo (28) and Jabulani “Mjay” Ngobese (27), were denied bail in the Richmond Magistrate’s Court yesterday. They are charged with the murder of Eston farmer Micky Hampson and robbery with aggravating circumstances. They will appear in court again on December 3.

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