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Accused Allegedly Planned to Pay Gardener R100k in Brutal Alberton Murders Case



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The Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court witnessed a significant development in the ongoing trial related to the Alberton murders, with affidavits detailing the accused’s alleged plan to pay the gardener R100k. Freddie Stapelberg and the investigating officer presented their sworn statements during the bail application hearing. The accused, Pardon Danhire and Freddie Stapelberg, will appear in court again on March 6 concerning the brutal murders of Nadine Terblanche and her son Ruandré Vorster in Randhart, Ekurhuleni, last year. Pardon Danhire (37) and Freddie Stapelberg (34) appeared for their formal bail application before the court. While Danhire opted not to apply for bail, Stapelberg proceeded with his application. Danhire faces two charges of premeditated murder, while Stapelberg faces four charges, including attempted murder and premeditated murder.

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Affidavits presented during the hearing shed light on the intricate details of the case. Stapelberg, the primary accused, submitted a detailed affidavit asserting his innocence and revealing his struggles with depression and anxiety exacerbated by his incarceration. He emphasised his willingness to cooperate and even volunteered a bail amount of R10 000. Stapelberg recounted the events of the tragic day, claiming he found the bodies and was attacked by Danhire, whom he accuses of framing him. The investigating officer’s affidavit detailed the sequence of events, revealing the couple’s financial difficulties and Stapelberg’s alleged plan to murder Terblanche and pay Danhire. Disturbing accounts of domestic violence and a previous attempt to murder Vorster were also disclosed.

During the court appearance, emotional support was evident from friends and the community, with tears flowing as family members attended the proceedings wearing shirts in memory of the victims. Members of the Kathorus Parliament stood in solidarity, denouncing violence against women and children.

Source: Brutal Alberton murders: Accused allegedly planned to pay gardener R100k


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