Joburg businessman in court for wife’s murder

2014-09-25 10:41
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - A Johannesburg businessman is appearing in the city's magistrate's court on Thursday accused of murdering his wife, Beeld reported.

The 78-year-old Parktown North resident was arrested at one of his businesses in Craighall Park on Tuesday. His 70-year-old wife of 15 years was shot dead in their home around 01:00 on 16 March.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Lloyd Ramovha confirmed to the Afrikaans daily that the man would appear in court on Thursday.

Unnamed sources told Beeld the arrest was only made months later because forensic tests on the gun, which was registered in the man's name and believed to have been used in the crime, took so long to complete.

The man was wounded in the hip during the shooting, which was initially believed to have been a robbery.

Police could however not find evidence of a break-in on the night of the crime, according to Beeld.

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