Saturday, 04 July 2020
Bethlehem: A 43 year old man was slapped with life imprisonment for murder and further 15 years for robbery on Friday; 03 July 2020 at the Bethlehem High Court.
He was accused of robbery and murder of his former employer Minnie Frost (72) at Tamboekies Farm in Bethlehem on Friday, 6 September 2019.
It was testified during trial that he was arrested on the same evening after he was seen filling- up petrol into Frost’s vehicle.
A passer-by who knew Frost very well, alerted police because according to his knowledge of the deceased. It was strange for someone to be driving Frost’s car. He was arrested immediately after his failure to explain why he was in possession of Frost’s vehicle.
It was later discovered that he robbed Frost of her vehicle and later killed her by hitting her with a blunt object until she died. Frost’s body was found in the morning of Saturday, 7 September 2019 near Eutopia Cemetery in Bethlehem, with both hands and legs tied with a rope.
Her body was pointed out by him after he confessed of robbing and murdering her.
Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Aaron Khoza says he was happy about the outcome of the case and also relieved that Frost’s family will have a closure knowing that justice has been served.