4th man in court for Gumtree ad murder

2012-09-05 12:09

Cape Town - A fourth man will appear in court in connection with a man who was killed after going to meet apparent buyers of his BMW, Cape Town police said on Wednesday.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the man, 52, was arrested in Hazendal, Athlone, on Monday night.

He would appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The man and three others - Rameez Felix, 29, Jason Elias, 25, and Shawaal Staggie, 30 - are accused of killing Olwyn Cowley, 21, whom they contacted through classifieds website Gumtree.

The three appeared in court on Monday and their case was postponed to September 10. The group faces charges of murder, kidnapping, hijacking and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Cowley met the buyers at about 17:30 on Thursday at a petrol station in Century City. His family tried phoning his cellphone after that but the calls were rejected.

His body was found at Monwabisi beach on Friday with two bullet wounds to the head. His silver BMW 325 TI was later found in Mitchells Plain.

  • grimmister.ree - 2012-09-05 12:19 there is a name that rings a bell.

      Antipoaching - 2012-09-05 13:52

      hmmmmmmmmm don't seem to be the most upstanding family in SA the Staggie's - 2012-09-05 18:01


  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-05 12:23

    Have these filthy barbarians not been hung yet?

  • - 2012-09-05 12:26

    Bastards, did they really have to kill the boy! WTF

  • TSB001 - 2012-09-05 12:26

    Life, no parole.

  • Brad - 2012-09-05 12:33

    Even they cant be that stupid.It was probably an "initiation" event that took the life of a young man. Only life in Pallsmore with some Vasiline is good enough for them. Although the death penalty would be a lot better.

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-05 12:40

      No Vaseline allowed!!!!

      sharyn.dabbs - 2012-09-05 13:23

      Nah - no Vaseline for them.

      marc.klynhans - 2012-09-05 15:38

      Definitely no Vaseline!

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-09-05 12:36

    I am glad to see that arrests have been made with speed. Now, gather the evidence correctly, prosecute swiftly, and see the whole process through.

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-09-05 12:47

    Cowards. Amazing that they always have to kill in groups. They never come alone because they are weaklings

  • wilhelm.snyman.1 - 2012-09-05 12:51

    the dizzy heights of morality in SA

  • conniejanet.mabaso - 2012-09-05 13:16

    A young man to die like that? may his soul rest in peace and may justice be done to the four heartless murders

  • KwenawaCozmodola - 2012-09-05 13:55

    he died for wat? y didn't they jst take his car and leave him alone,

  • Perfume5 - 2012-09-05 13:55

    What was the purpose of killing this young man???? I see a Staggie is involved.

  • AmuseMePLs - 2012-09-05 14:07

    such a pretty life shattered by bustards nxa. thier day will come. and it better be soon.

  • lorain.maseko - 2012-09-05 14:48

    Now that it transpired that they are not black as was assumed previously by the intellects of this forum, i see the comments are very minimal,interesting.

      marc.klynhans - 2012-09-05 15:41

      Believe what you want to believe stupid racist.

  • nothile.dlamini1 - 2012-09-07 10:41

    what is this country coming to...this is the second Gumtree ad murder that I've heard of this year alone...both in Cape this is not on...such cruelty.

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