3 in court for Cape Town doctor's murder

2013-06-04 09:52

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Cape Town - Three men have appeared in the Somerset West Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder and robbery of Dr Louis Heyns, the Cape Times reported on Tuesday.

Marthinus van der Walt, 33, his brother Sarel, 42, and Malmesbury businessman Juan Liedeman, 37, reportedly made their first appearance in court on Monday.

The brothers were told they would be charged with murder and robbery, while Liedeman faced a robbery charge.

According to the newspaper, the charge sheet stated Heyns had been kicked, and hit with fists, near De Beers Avenue at Somerset Mall on 22 May.

The charge sheet reportedly stated further that, in the same vicinity, he had been robbed of his vehicle, a gold ring, a cellphone, a pair of takkies and two cards.

His body was found in a shallow grave in Strand on Thursday.

The case was postponed until Monday.

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