Gumtree ad murder case postponed

2012-09-27 11:46

Cape Town - A murder case against four men accused of killing a car owner while posing as prospective buyers, has been postponed by the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court, it was reported on Thursday

The Cape Times reported that Jason Elias, 30, Rameez Felix, 29, and Shawaal Staggie, 26, appeared in court on Wednesday.

The case was postponed until November 9, when they were expected to bring a formal bail application.

A fourth accused, Soegbudien Abvajee, 52, is serving the remainder of his sentence for a previous conviction, which came into effect when he broke his parole conditions with the murder allegation.

The four allegedly killed Olwyn Cowley, 21, for his BMW at the end of August.

They contacted him through the classified website Gumtree, and met him at a petrol station in Century City. His body was found the next day with two bullet wounds in the head on Monwabisi Beach.

  • nkululeko.mfana - 2012-09-27 12:11

    They should rot in jail those people no bail for them

  • malcolm.oconnor.58 - 2012-09-27 13:17

    "A formal bail application" f...k them , throw away the key , SCUM they don't deserve the opportunity , they've taken a young man's life , destroyed his Mom , leave them in jail until hopefully they'll all be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole !

  • rochelle.williams.73157 - 2012-09-27 13:19

    This is sO sad.....wht is happening in ths wOrld?

  • desmond.slee.9 - 2012-09-27 14:12

    i agree with you,my mother was brutally murdered a year and a half ago.month after month the court case is being postponed cause the magistrate is "NOT FEELING WELL"(in the eastern cape),in the mean time the accused "WHO CONFESSED" is roaming the streets of mitchell's plain feely and enjoying life.welcome to the new SA.

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-28 09:37

      Time for mob justice here Desmond. and to the magistrate that was not feeling well, he should be locked up as well for murder.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 10:41

      I would have done something about that if it was my mother, all im saying those thugs would have vanished into thin air by now.

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-27 18:09

    Hang 'em high! The world would be a better place without them. They carried out their death sentence on Olwyn, and now it's time for the death sentence for Soegbudien, Jason, Rameez and Shawaal. That's the only way we will be asssured they will never commit crime again.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-28 09:35

    If the magistrate allows a formal bail hearing, then the magistrate is just as guilty as the parasites are that killed Olwyn. They should all be put into solitary confinement for the rest of their lives, with never getting the chance to see daylight again. and maybe fed once a week.

  • PetervdLinden - 2012-10-06 10:47

    America's just hit the 2000th soldier killed in the Middle East in 11yrs of conflict. UK has lost just over 430 in the same period.......which is considered a War! South Africa had over 15,600 people murdered in the past year.... THAT is 6 Times as many people in one year that those countries lost in over a 10 year period. The question South African should be asking themselves.... ARE THEY AT WAR....? Surely the criminals have declared this against the population of SA? So what are you going to do about it?

  • sedeshan - 2012-10-12 11:46

    The system does not work anymore! It's no wonder people are resorting to mob justice.

  • man.zanilla.73 - 2012-10-12 12:57

    WHY DO WE ALWAYS TALK AND DO NOTHING. Where are the leaders? What can we do to get gavment's attention? Through all this s#it happening in this country, murders, rape, assault etc there has not been one protest that I can recall. There are hundreds of protest about salaries. People take the lives of people they don't know and never seen because they feel that they do not earn enough money. Is it just me or is the the pinnacle of utter madness. HOW DO YOU DO IT. HOW DO YOU TAKE A PETROL BOMB AND THROW IT AT SOMEONE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE THAT PERSONS LIFE. WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE SUCH A PERSON. HOW IS POSSIBLE. We have become so desensitized to this that we, read about these murders, feel sick to our stomach for 3 minutes, and continue with our lives. WHY DON'T PEOPLE PROTEST ABOUT ALL THE MURDER RAPE AND VIOLENCE. AND I INCLUDE WHITE PEOPLE WHY DO WE JUST SIT ON OUR ARSES.

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