Mariental murder case postponed

07 Mar 2019 20:00pm
REHOBOTH, 07 MAR (NAMPA) – A man arrested for the murder of 51-year-old Willem Johannes Pieters in Mariental on 25 July 2018, made his fifth appearance in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Petrus Skrywer, 57, appeared before Magistrate Verinao Kamahene, who postponed the matter to 25 April for a decision by the Prosecutor-General and finalisation of the accused’s legal aid application.
It is alleged that Skrywer stabbed Pieters in the throat in Mariental’s Ombili informal settlement.
Pieters succumbed to his injuries in the Mariental State Hospital on 26 July.
Public Prosecutor Loide Nghixulifwa represented the State in the matter.
Skrywer remains in custody at the Mariental Police holding cells.