Limpopo murder-accused bail bid postponed

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The bail application of a man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale was postponed in the local magistrate’s court, Limpopo police said on Monday.

He would remain in custody until the application on February 17, Colonel Ronel Otto said.

Phillip Kgoantha, 22, faces charges of murder and theft after he allegedly killed his employer, Susan Kotze, earlier this month. Her relatives found her after they failed to reach her.

“Police were called and when they broke into the house the body was discovered. It would seem as if she had been strangled with a wire coat hanger,” Otto said.

Kgoantha allegedly fled the scene with two cellphones, a small amount of cash and Kotze’s bakkie.

He was arrested at his uncle’s home in Northam.


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