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Trial of trio accused of murdering Upington woman postponed

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The trial involving the murder of Judith Redelinghuys, whose body was found in her swimming pool in Upington, has been provisionally postponed until May next year.

Three accused, Tumelo Mavlenter Sotho, Martatjie Engelbrecht and Nkosinathi Ntombela, appeared in court in connection with the murder of Judith Redelinghuys in Upington. Picture: Supplied

THE TRIAL involving the murder of Judith Redelinghuys, whose body was found floating in her swimming pool in Upington last year, has been provisionally postponed until May next year.

The 71-year-old’s hands had been tied together behind her back, while it was later discovered that some of her jewellery was missing.

The incident took place on June 30 last year.

Three accused – Tumelo Mavlenter Sotho, Martatjie Engelbrecht and Nkosinathi Ntombela – were arrested by the provincial Organised Crime unit, together with members of the Upington Detectives.

They appeared in court in Upington on Monday.

One of the accused was employed at the complex where Redelinghuys lived, in the garden services unit.

The regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Mojalefa Senokoatsane, said the trial was postponed to May 16-27, 2022.

“The trial was provisionally postponed as accused number three (Ntombela) had to appoint a new legal representative. The trial is expected to start on the said date,” said Senokoatsane.

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