A FORENSIC analyst testifying at the trial of six men accused of the brutal murder of an elderly Theescombe couple in 2009 yesterday told the court one of the accused’s DNA had been found on several swabs taken from exhibits found at the crime scene.
Warrant Officer Tania Cunningham of the Forensic Science Laboratory in Cape Town told the Port Elizabeth High Court Makwenke Lunga Pamle’s DNA had been found, while the other five had been excluded as donors for the DNA found at the scene.
Pamle, 24, Vernol Fillis, 39, Mbulelo Breakfast, 31, Vuyo Plaatjies, 33, and Lukhanyo Bolo, 24, all of Greenbushes, and Sonwabo Kilani, 24, of KwaNoxolo, are all facing charges of housebreaking with intent to rob, robbery, murder, kidnapping and rape. – Lee-Anne Butler
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