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Atlantis trial postponed to 2023

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This follows after Koopman dismissed his lawyer from representing him further in the matter.

THE NORTHERN Cape High Court has postponed the trial of Derrick Fyvers and Marlon Koopman who are accused of the murder of Ashwinn Malan to January 2023.

This follows after Koopman dismissed his lawyer from representing him further in the matter.

Malan died after he was shot three times at his mother’s guest house, Atlantis Guesthouse in West End in Kimberley in what was believed to be a botched robbery at the guest house.

Fyvers and Koopman are charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

Koopman has during the trial proceedings in his statement which was read into the court record, stated that Fyvers was mastermind behind the incident and the one who shot Malan on the night of the incident.

The trial started on Monday, June 6, 2022 and the court indicated the case will continue next year to afford Koopman a new lawyer as well as to let the new legal representative to familiarise themselves with the matter.

The accused will remain in custody until their next court appearance.

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