5 in court for pastor's murder

2013-03-08 12:06

Cape Town - Five people accused of killing Cape Town pastor Albern Martins have appeared in court, it was reported on Friday.

The Daily Voice reported that Dulin Isaacs, 18, Mitchell Tallies, 18, Morne Charles, 20, Ruben Adams, 22, and a minor appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Magistrate Gerald Hattingh postponed the matter to Thursday for bail information. The five remained in custody.

Martins, 55, was to have appeared in the same court for alleged perlemoen (abalone) racketeering last Friday, but was shot in the head about a street away from the court.

He and four others were arrested during an operation in December 2004 and January 2005.

The controversial pastor, who was renowned for holding funerals of gangsters, and two others, had allegedly tried to exchange drugs for perlemoen.

  • Thabiso Mmoledi - 2013-03-08 12:35

    Man of the cloth with criminals and contraband. What a nefarious activity!

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-03-08 14:25

      What a great cover... Religious people always seem to have the biggest skeletons. I wish the headline did not read "pastor". The guy was clearly a full on gangster / criminal boss

      klippies.coke.7 - 2013-03-08 15:54

      Pastor se gat man.

  • briantebogo - 2013-03-08 12:52

    Very disappoiting!!

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-03-08 14:25

      His first job was gangster - second job - pastor. They fit well together....

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-03-08 13:04

    whats wrong with men of the cloth? If they dont rape,they sell illegal stuff and get involved in all sorts of activities that are contradictory to the word

      Piet de Weerdt - 2013-03-08 13:16

      It's all about the money...

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-03-08 14:28

      Men of the cloth are conmen. They have the best story in town and the best disguise. That is why it is so attractive to big time perves and criminals. You can use the church to launder millions - just look at every church from the Vatican to the new age happy clappies. BIG BIG MONEY! Being a "pastor" gives you an automatic position of trust and power. By reading the comments section you can see how "disappointed" people are.

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-03-08 13:14

    Too busy

  • Scaramouche - 2013-03-08 13:19


  • bheki.dladla.756 - 2013-03-08 13:46

    aaai no comment!!!

  • chris.booise - 2013-03-08 13:58

    News24 forgets to mention the good work this pastor did in the Cape Flats, trying to bring peace between rival gangs and preaching the gospel among them. He even buried gangsters that have never set foot in a church. Many gangsters have changed their lives, left that lifestyle and are now living a peaceful and normal life, because of the work he did. He was never found guilty of any crime, so people that's making negative comments must first get their facts together before they point a finger.

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-03-08 14:28

      Al Capone helped orphans, so did Staggie. You can't have it both ways

  • tony.kirby1 - 2013-03-08 14:04

    I wonder if the gangsters arranged his funeral for him.

  • christopher.douglas.12914 - 2013-03-08 14:06

    we all know why the pastor died. he died because of the perlemoen dealings... you dont mess with Capetonians and they're perlemoen...

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