Free State farm killing accused in court

2015-01-14 18:59

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Johannesburg - Two men appeared in the Theunissen Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the killing of an elderly woman at Erfbloem farm, near Theunissen in the Free State.

Provincial National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said Lekgotla Matatiele, 22, and Molelekoa Mothibeli, 21, faced charges of murder and robbery in connection with the killing of Martie Bester, 68.

"The case has been postponed to 21 January 2015 for further investigation. They will remain in custody."

Bester's body was found inside a burnt house on the farm on Monday, Captain Harry Nagel said previously. The men were arrested the following day. "Police recovered three of the stolen firearms as well as ammunition, a computer, jewellery, compact discs and clothing," Nagel said.

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