Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison faces a third murder charge

2019-04-29 10:21
Sean Davison (Jenni Evans, News24)

Sean Davison (Jenni Evans, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, Sean Davison, faces a third premeditated murder charge, it emerged on Monday.

Davison heard this development when he made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

The charge relates to the death of sportsman Richard Holland in Constantia around November 8, 2015.

Davison is accused of administering a lethal amount of drugs to Holland.

Davison, in his late 50s, was arrested at his home in Pinelands in September for the 2013 death of his friend Anrich Burger, who became a quadriplegic after a car crash.

Two months later, it emerged that he faced a second murder charge in connection with the death of Justin Varian - who had motor neuron disease - on July 25, 2015.

He maintains that he has not committed any offence.

READ: 'I have not committed any offence' - Davison on murder charge

Dressed in a tan jacket, blue striped shirt and dark pants on Monday morning, Davison heard that further particulars had been supplied to his legal team and the case would be postponed for a date in the Western Cape High Court.

An indictment would be drawn up.

His bail of R20 000 was extended and he will return to court on May 24. 

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    sean davison  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.