Domestic accused of murder in court
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.