Koës murder case to be heard in High Court

12 Aug 2019 14:50pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 12 AUG (NAMPA) – The case of three men accused of murdering an elderly couple at a farm near Koës in February last year, has been referred to the High Court by the prosecutor-general.
Julius Arndt, Andries Afrikaner and Johannes Christiaan are accused of murdering Giel and Sarie Botma on their farm on 02 February 2018.
The men made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday before magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed their case to 17 October 2019, when they will make their first appearance in the Windhoek High Court.
The prosecutor-general also indicated that the three will face two counts of murder, one count of rape, two counts of possessing a firearm without a licence and two counts of housebreaking with intent to rob.
Arndt is represented by Linus Samaria, Afrikaner by Lizzetta Meyer and Christiaan by Florian Beukes.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
Arndt and Afrikaner remain in custody at the holding cells in Keetmanshoop after they were denied bail during their first court appearance on 05 February last year.
Christiaan was granted bail on 18 March this year after he brought forth a formal bail application.