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Bouwer drops his bail bid

Bouwer will remain in custody until May.

Murder-accused Anton Bouwer on March 5 abandoned his bail application in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court.

His attorney, Advocate Hugo van der Westhuizen, said his client has opted not to continue with a bail application.

When the Benoni City Times asked why this decision was reached, Van Der Westhuizen indicated there are various reasons.

The matter was postponed to May 15 for further investigation. Bouwer will remain in custody.

Bouwer was arrested on January 22 after he allegedly went on a shooting spree, killing his parents Robert (78) and Bettie (73) at their Bredell home.

He also allegedly shot and killed his stepdaughter Natasha (23) and domestic worker Elizabeth Mahlangu (56) at a home in Fairleads, Benoni.

He also allegedly shot his wife, Adélle (43). She was airlifted to the hospital.

Bouwer turned the gun on himself at the Fairleads home but survived and was hospitalised.

Anton Bouwer made his fourth appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on March 5.
LifeLine Ekurhuleni member Lucy Ramutla was in court to show support to the family of the domestic worker, Elizabeth Mahlangu. With her is Mahlangu’s son, Sifiso.

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