South Africa 7.11.2014 04:47 pm

Man appears for cousin’s murder

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A Northern Cape man suspected of murdering his cousin has appeared briefly the Douglas Magistrate’s Court, Northern Cape police said on Friday.

Willem Springbok, 26, appeared in court on Thursday, said Lieutenant Sergio Kock.

The case was postponed to November 25 when he is expected to bring a formal bail application.

He is accused of stabbing Mohammed Springbok, 29, during a brawl on October 26.

“It is alleged the deceased and the suspect were busy drinking on a farm near Plooysburg and had an argument over a bottle of whisky,” said Kock.

“The suspect fatally wounded the victim with a sharp object in his neck and fled the scene.”

Police arrested Willem Springbok two weeks later in Kimberley.

“[He] was found hiding under a couch,” said Kock. He faces a murder charge.

Sapa

 

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