Do­mes­tic ac­cused of mur­der in court

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A MALE do­mes­tic worker ac­cused of mur­der­ing his em­ployee, a well-knows Kaka­mas res­i­dent, will re­main in cus­tody un­til later this month when a for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­tion will take place.

Hen­drik Daw­son, 29, was ar­rested shortly af­ter the body of his em­ployee, Jo­hannes Petrus Hough, 64, was found with sev­eral stab wounds in a veld in Kaka­mas last Wed­nes­day.

Hough was last seen alive at around 7am on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, when he went to fetch Daw­son in Langver­wag, Kaka­mas. Hough never re­turned home.

Daw­son was later seen driv­ing Hough’s Isuzu bakkie. When con­fronted, Daw­son ap­par­ently left the ve­hi­cle and ran away. It was then no­ticed that he has some red stains on his shirt, which re­sem­bled blood.

The in­ci­dent was re­ported to the po­lice and it was then dis­cov­ered that Daw­son had al­legedly ad­mit­ted to some­one that he had just mur­dered a per­son.

With the help of the com­mu­nity and dif­fer­ent po­lice units, Hough’s body was dis­cov­ered in an open piece of veld near Spieelkop, Kaka­mas. He had suf­fered sev­eral knife wounds to his chest and head.

Daw­son was then ar­rested near his home in Langver­wag.

He ap­peared in the Kaka­mas Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day af­ter be­ing charged with mur­der and rob­bery of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

The case was post­poned to later this month for a for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­tion.

The po­lice have re­quested any mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent to con­tact the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, Colonel De Bruin, on 054 4310863 or 076 021 5056.

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