Man found guilty of attacking motorists on N2

2016-09-19 19:30
High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town- A man was on Monday found guilty of attacking motorists on the N2 highway in Cape Town, the most serious being the killing of policeman Petrus Johannes Burger Holz.

The Western Cape High Court found Adrian Hendricks, 22, put rocks on the highway in July last year to cause damage to vehicles.

He robbed and stabbed Holz, a Hawks commercial crimes unit member, to death after he pulled over near the Makhaza turn-off to change a flat tyre.

Judge Robert Henney found Hendricks must have foreseen the possibility of his violent actions leading to the 50-year-old's death.

He referred to principle of dolus eventualis and read out the relevant portion of the judgment handed down against former paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Hendricks was found guilty of two counts of malicious damage to property, robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances, and murder.

The court rejected his testimony that he came across an injured Holz while walking along the highway to meet a friend. He claimed that he took his possessions, but had nothing to do with the attack.


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