Killer dad released on bail

2013-11-15 14:23
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Johannesburg - A Benoni father accused of shooting dead his daughter's boyfriend and the youth's father was granted R50 000 bail in the Benoni's Magistrate Court on Friday.

Dressed in a brown suit and blue shirt, Retief Liebenberg left the court from a side-door as his family feared for his safety.

He will be back in court on 11 December.

As part of the bail conditions, Magistrate Ian Cox said Liebenberg should report to the charge office every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He was not to apply for a new passport as his previous one had expired.

Earlier the magistrate said Liebenberg received preferential treatment while in custody.

He was reacting to information that Liebenberg was not taken to Benoni Magistrate's Court in a police vehicle for his bail application. He arrived in a private car.

Cox said it was obvious that Liebenberg was receiving preferential treatment.

"He is receiving preferential treatment and I won't stand for it," said Cox.

Liebenberg had been kept in custody at the Benoni police holding cells prior to the court proceedings.

Liebenberg was alleged to have shot dead Dewalt Visser snr, 46, and his son Dewalt Visser jnr, 19, at his home in Rynfield on 31 October.

It was alleged that Visser snr had called his dad to the Liebenberg residence, saying that Liebenberg was holding him hostage.

His father arrived at the house and was shot five times in the upper body, allegedly by Liebenberg.

Visser jnr was also shot at the residence.

Both men died on the scene.

Liebenberg had apparently barred his daughter from seeing Visser jnr, also known as Poena as he believed the young man was using drugs.

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