Duo in court for Brown's Farm massacre

2018-04-09 14:00
Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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A third gunman wanted for the murders of four people, including two teenagers and a child in Philippi, Cape Town, is still on the run. His two alleged accomplices appeared in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Vitalis Matema and Albert Mutuubloa appeared on one charge of attempted murder and four murder charges after their arrest over the weekend.

Read: 2 arrested for Brown's Farm murders

They are accused of opening fire on a Toyota Avanza parked in Brown's Farm on Tuesday, in which a 28-year-old man, two teenagers and two children were sitting.

The man, the two teenagers and a 12-year-old died on the scene, while the second child was injured and rushed to hospital.

According to the State, the three suspects were identified by an eyewitness who saw them in a Toyota Corolla.

Police over the weekend said the third suspect, identified to have been part of the attack, was yet to be arrested and detectives were in pursuit. 

Locals who attended proceedings said they wanted to know the motive for the bloodbath.

They rallied around one of the victims' mothers, who was in tears and unable to speak after the death of her only child.

The matter was postponed until April 16 to acquire bail information.

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