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Sue Howarth murder trial postponed

The High Court date wherein three men will stand trial for the murder of Sue Howarth, a British citizen, has been postponed until 2019.

Nkosinathi and William Yika as well as Lucas Makua face charges of house breaking and robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and firing a firearm in a developed area.

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This after they allegedly entered the house of the late Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn on the farm Marchlands outside Dullstroom in February 2017.

Also read: (Update): Lone survivor of farm attack speaks about horror night

They allegedly stole a little more than R100, shot Mrs Howarth, tortured Mr Lynn with a blowtorch and loaded the couple into their own vehicle.                                 A badly wounded Mrs Howarth and Mr Lynn were dropped off in a mountainous area between Belfast and Stoffberg, where they were discovered by passersby. Mrs Howarth passed away in the Life Midmed Hospital shortly thereafter. Mr Lynn still walks around with a bullet lodged near his vocal cords.

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The trial was supposed to start on 30 July but was postponed for a week after the accused were not happy with the advocate provided to them by Legal Aid.

Yesterday, Monday 6 August, two charges of kidnapping was added to the list. The matter was postponed until January 2019.

 

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