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NC triple murder case postponed


The case of a 34-year-old triple murder accused, Sandile Vaaibooi, was on Tuesday postponed to June 27.

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THE CASE of a 34-year-old triple murder accused, Sandile Vaaibooi, who allegedly killed three of his relatives, was postponed to June 27 in order for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to decide on who will handle the trial.

Vaaibooi is charged with three counts of murder after he allegedly killed three people in Barkly West on March 18.

The provincial spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Mojalefa Senokoatsane, said the matter is ready for trial.

“The court was informed that the investigations regarding the matter have been concluded and are ready for trial. It is alleged that on March 18, 2022, the accused forcefully entered the home of his uncle, Patrick Vaaibooi, and Angelina Kgatlane. He began attacking the couple, killing them both. Thereafter, the accused visited another relative, who is a member of the South African Police Service, on the other side of town and attacked him too. The police member suffered severe injuries and later died in hospital,” said Senokoatsane.

He added that Vaaibooi is also facing a charge of malicious damage to property.

“The accused continued to damage property and vehicles before he was later arrested by the police in Barkly West. He is facing three counts of murder, as well as assault and malicious property damage. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance, where the decision from the DPP will be provided to the Barkly West District Court,” Senokoatsane said.

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