Sat, 31 Oct 2020

A 29-year-old man who confessed to killing Glen and Vida Rafferty and their dog on their Normandien farm in KwaZulu-Natal has abandoned his bail application.

Siyabonga Goodman Macu appeared in the Newcastle Magistrate's Court on Monday after he confessed to killing the couple. He was charged with two counts of murder.

The court was advised by the accused's legal representatives he was abandoning his bail application and the case was subsequently adjourned to 29 October, National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara said.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala previously said the suspects had ransacked the house, cameras were destroyed and a camera control was taken.

READ | Couple, dog shot dead in KZN farm attack

Newcastle Mayor Ntuthuko Mhlaba described the attack as a "gruesome atrocity", and called for the speedy arrest of the suspects.

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