Free State farm murder case postponed

2016-05-05 19:00


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Bloemfontein – A man who allegedly killed his girlfriend on a farm near Smithfield appeared briefly in the town's magistrate’s court on Thursday where his case was postponed yet again, Free State police said.

The trial was postponed until May 12 to allow for his legal team to familiarise themselves with the case, said Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana.

Petrus Lempetje, 28, allegedly beat the 32-year-old woman to death on the farm, Haasfontein, using an iron rod and a wooden pole.

When police arrived on the scene of the murder, they found her 2-year-old son crying next to her body.

She was declared dead on the scene.

The toddler was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Lempetje was arrested while walking back to his home. His shoes and trousers were allegedly bloodstained.


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