The three suspects, Mpho Nico Nkonyana, Tshepo Tebula and Piet Mathebula have been accused of murdering Cecil and Pattie Peterson. Photo supplied

Farm murder accused denied bail at the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court


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The three men who have been accused of murdering Cecil Peterson (83) and his wife Pattie (73) have been denied bail.

The ruling was finally made on Thursday, 2 November, after consecutive postponements in recent weeks.

The ruling made against Piet Mathebula, Mpho Nico Nkonyana and Tshepo Tebula’s was a direct sequel to the farm murders on the property situated between Modimolle and Bela-Bela.

According to court testimony from Investigating Officer Captain Jannie Schutte the threesome had no previous convictions, but pending charges ranging from car hijacking, burglary to drug-dealing.

The three men accused of the attack on the Petersons farm were tracked down via a stolen cellphone to the area of Kanana outside Hammanskraal.

They are expected to appear before the court again on Tuesday, 12 December, pending further investigations and a forensic report.

A fourth suspect was stil lat large.


7 months ago       09 November 2017