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Man in court in connection with body found in shallow grave

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A 39-year-old man is facing charges of murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The shallow grave where Charmaine Kock's body was found. Picture: Danie van der Lith

A 39-YEAR-old man, Wayne Davids, has appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of Charmaine Kock, 31, whose body was exhumed from a shallow grave in Ivory Park last week.

Davids’ bail application was postponed to July 21 and he will remain in custody until then.

He is facing charges of murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Charges against another suspect, Collin Green, were withdrawn.

Davids was arrested on July 10 after Kock’s body was found in a shallow grave behind his shack in Ivory Park.

Angry community members tried to break down the shack and later set it alight after the police’s forensic team exhumed the body last week.

Kock was reported missing more than a month ago.