Mom, kids appear in court for elderly electrician's murder
A mother and her two adult children appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday afternoon charged with the murder of an elderly electrician.
Christine, Chantelle and Wayne Russouw indicated that they would apply for a legal aid lawyer.
The trio are accused of killing Petrus Scholtz, electrician who worked for Peter White Electrical in Summerstrand.
He is believed to have gone to the Russouw's Kabega Park home, sometime after 8pm on Tuesday after receiving a call-out for a private electrical job.
The breakthrough in the case came late on Friday after police retraced 70-year-old Scholtz’s last-known movements following his disappearance on Tuesday night.
Scholtz's body was found in bushes along a gravel road between Willow and Yellowwood roads in Fairview by a pedestrian at about 8am on Thursday.
He had large gashes on his head from being beaten, his hands and feet were bound, his mouth taped shut and his head was covered in clingwrap.
Christine, 55, Chantelle, 35 and Wayne, 31 were arrested at their home in Woltemade Street in Kabega Park at 6.30pm on Friday.
The case was postponed to July 30 for further investigation with the trio remaining in custody.