Murder accused denied bail

Two men were denied bail when they appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court yesterday following their arrest for the murder of a man in his flat earlier this year.

Kobus Jonker, 51, was found dead inside his Newton Park flat on January 9.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said forensic evidence linked Brandon Crouse, 23, and Romeo Draai, 22, to the scene.

Crouse was arrested in Bethelsdorp while Draai was arrested in Central.

According to insiders, both men claimed they had never been to the flat.

However, Naidu confirmed that on February 24, forensic evidence came back linking the two men to the murder scene.

Naidu said they were arrested on March 6.

“Both suspects were charged for the murder and have since appeared in court.”

Yesterday, both men reappeared in court, where their bail application was denied, and the case was postponed to April 10.

Jonker’s body was found after a neighbour became suspicious when he returned from work that afternoon and saw his front door was open.

Jonker was found with multiple stab wounds to his body.

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