Kuruman farm murder suspects to appear in court

2015-06-15 21:12


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Bloemfontein - The three suspects in the Kuruman farm murder will appear in the Kuruman Magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

Frank Swarts, Frank Itumelen, 22, and Ben Thabo, 19, are accused of the murder of Christo Kruger, 63, on his farm Byron on May 28. The three men appeared briefly in court on Monday, but the case was remanded until Wednesday for further investigation.

Kruger was killed by a single shot in the chest. He was shot through a security gate when he investigated a suspicious sound. Nothing was stolen and his wife, Vera, was unharmed.

The men were expected to bring a formal bail application on Monday.

“There was no bail application today, but I think they will apply on Wednesday,” police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu told News24. Until then, they will remain in police custody.

Naidu did not want to reveal if any further arrest are eminent.

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