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Trial date set for alleged killer of Cape Town teen

A trial date has been set for the alleged killer of 13-year-old Rene Roman – a year after her murder. Andrew Plaatjies appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday for a pre-trial conference, where it was confirmed that all outstanding particulars had been supplied to the defence. It[…]

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Franziska murder ‘the most heinous I’ve seen in my career’

Four men accused of murdering teenager Franziska Blöchliger are due to appear at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The group is facing charges of murder, rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances. A post-mortem found that Franziska, 16, was strangled and suffocated and had sustained blunt-force trauma when she was[…]

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Van Breda murder case postponed

The pre-trial hearing of Henri van Breda, accused of killing his parents and older brother, has been postponed to February 3, 2017. The State has requested a postponement in order to provide all the particulars of their case to the defence. The State has until November 30 to give particulars[…]

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Court gives evidence against Thulsie twins

The State on Friday submitted an affidavit, detailing what it said was proof that twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie had planned to leave South Africa for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Thulsie twins, who were arrested more than two weeks ago, are accused of plotting[…]

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