Westbury murder accused's bail application postponed

2018-10-17 18:07
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at residents of Westbury who were throwing rocks during a protest following the murder. (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at residents of Westbury who were throwing rocks during a protest following the murder. (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

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

The bail application of three men arrested in connection with the murder of Heather Peterson in Westbury earlier this month was postponed in the Johannesburg Central Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

This was the second appearance for two of the men, who appeared in court on October 8 in connection with Peterson’s murder and the attempted murder of a minor who was with her when she was killed.

Peterson was shot dead on September 27. It is believed she was caught in the crossfire between rival drug dealers. Her death sparked protests in Westbury over drug-related violence, which spilled over into neighbouring suburbs, and sparked a broader protest movement over the circumstances of people living in areas previously classified as "coloured".

A third suspect was arrested in Krugersdorp on Sunday.

The gallery was cleared in court on Wednesday and the media were ordered not to name the suspects at this stage, due to the sensitivity of the case.

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

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  courts

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.