Peacevale Murder: Teenager in court

2012-09-11 00:00

A 19-YEAR-OLD man is on trial in the high court in Pietermaritzburg in connection with the murder of his former employer, Charles Walford (73), at Peacevale.

The accused, Trust Sibanda, pleaded not guilty before Judge Kevin Swain yesterday to charges of murder and robbery, with aggravating circumstances, of Walford’s cellphone and a jacket.

Walford’s brother, Andrew, told the court yesterday he had found his brother’s body under a tree on his smallholding on the morning of July 4, 2010. He’d been beaten and sustained a head injury.

Walford said he had gone to the smallholding because he and his sister became worried when they were unable to contact their brother by phone.

The case is proceeding.

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