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Koos Botha Murder

Koos Botha (63) was murdered on the 15th June 2020. His body was discovered in the kitchen of his home by employees of his who reported the discovery to SAPS.  Koos was found with his hands and feet bound by brown tape and a cell phone charging cord.  His vehicle, some personal items and three Firearms were taken by the suspects.

Koos Botha

2020
16 June `20, Tue - 07:30

Incident: Koos Botha is found deceased

2 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till arrest

The body of Koos Botha has been discovered by some of his employees who have reported this to SAPS.  Koos was found in the kitchen of his home with his hands and feet bound by brown tape and a cell phone charging cord.  The cause of death is unknown at this time.  His vehicle is missing, and 3 Firearms were also taken by the suspects.  It appears as if Koos was murdered on Monday night already.
16 June `20, Tue - 12:00

Victim vehicle is found

0 Day, 4 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till vehicle found

Koos’ vehicle has been found abandoned on or close to the N2 highway near Mkhuze.  The vehicle will be processed by LCRC (Crime Scene Laboratories, Criminal Records and Crime Scene Management) for forensic evidence.

18 June `20, Thu - 17:00

Arrest: Suspect has been apprehended

2 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes
From incident till arrest

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder.  The suspect was found with a kit bag full of items belonging to the deceased.  The bag contained the safe keys from Koos’ house and a few pairs of shoes.  He is currently being detained and will appear in court soon.

19 June `20, Fri - 09:00

Suspect appears in court

0 Day, 16 Hours, 0 Minute
From arrest till court appearance

The suspect appeared in court this morning facing a charge of murder.  The case has been postponed until the 21s August 2020 for further investigation and the accused will remain in custody during this time.

24 June `20, Wed - 10:00

Arrest: Another two suspect has been arrested

5 Days, 17 Hours, 0 Minute
From first arrest till second and third arrests

Another two suspect have been arrested in connection with Koos’ murder.  The circumstances of the arrests are still unknown but it is confirmed that 1 of the weapons that was stolen from Koos’ safe was also recovered.

25 June `20, Thu - 09:00

2 Suspects appear in court

0 Day, 23 Hours, 0 Minute
From second and third arrest till court appearance

The 2 suspects that were arrested yesterday have appeared in court facing the same charge of murder as accused number 1.  The case has been postponed for further investigation and presumably all 3 accused will appear together in court on the 21st August 2020.

2021
19 February `21, Fri - 10:00

Trial date set

7 Months, 29 Days, 1 Hour, 0 Minute
from previous court appearance

The suspects in the Koos Botha murder (Pongola) appeared in court today.  The trial has been set for 4 October 2021 – 29 October 2021.  The charge sheet of the accused will be handed in to the court officially this coming Tuesday 23 February 2021

04 October `21, Mon - 10:00

Trial set to commence

5 Months, 13 Days, 20 Hours, 18 Minutes
till trial is set to commence

The trial should start today. 4 October 2021 and has been booked through to 29 October 2021. A month has been set aside for this matter.

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