Witness: No Audi on night of Griekwastad murders

2013-11-06 07:27
Deon Steenkamp (File, Supplied)

Deon Steenkamp (File, Supplied)

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Kimberley - The trial of a 17-year-old boy accused of murdering a family on their farm Naauwhoek, near Griekwastad, continues in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the court heard that there was no white Audi on the road the night of the murders.

It had earlier heard evidence about a white car, allegedly an Audi, that passed a stranded bakkie a group of fleeing farm workers had used.

Koopman, also known as "Makazol" locally, apparently told police that an Audi had passed them on the Naauwhoek road and smashed his bakkie's side mirror.

Investigators could not find any evidence of this.

Earlier, Abagail Pieterse, known as "Poppie", told the court Koopman's bakkie never had rear-view mirrors, as they were broken off long ago.

"Abagail testified that there was a vehicle?" defence counsel Willem Coetzee asked.

Koopman replied: "She was very intoxicated and sat in the middle."

He said he eventually got his head together, and later told police the truth. He told the court the stains found on the bakkie were his blood as he injured himself trying to fix the exhaust.

Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christelle, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, were shot dead on April 6, 2012.
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