Leon and Suretha Brits. (Facebook)
- Pofadder hotelier Leon Brits was killed on 7 October 2020.
- His spouse, Suretha, was arrested in connection along with his homicide this week and appeared briefly in court docket.
- Her co-accused, who was sentenced to twenty years in jail, alleged in his plea settlement that Suretha was the mastermind.
The spouse of slain Pofadder hotelier Leon Brits is accused of being the mastermind behind his homicide, together with her co-accused alleging she provided R400 000 and continually pestered him to do her “dirty work”, in accordance with a report on Sunday.
Suretha Brits, 30, was arrested in Kakamas within the Northern Cape on Monday morning, 5 months after her husband’s homicide, News24 reported.
She faces prices of homicide, aggravated theft and perjury.
Leon Brits, 41, who owned a lodge in Pofadder, was stabbed within the chest and seemingly strangled with a canine leash. His physique was allegedly discovered floating in a swimming pool.
Valuables, together with firearms, a cellphone, Kruger Rands, polished diamonds and money, have been allegedly stolen from the premises, Northern Cape police mentioned.
Police arrested three males quickly after the incident. The Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley not too long ago sentenced considered one of them, Jacques van Vuuren, 37, to an efficient 20 years in jail after he entered right into a plea discount settlement.
According to Rapport, Van Vuuren said in his plea agreement that Suretha had “constantly pestered” him since September to do her “dirty work” and was allegedly ready to pay R400 000 and likewise supply her R125 000 diamond ring.
He claimed her clarification was that Brits beat her, had an extra-marital affair and he or she would lose custody of their three kids.
The Brits couple. (Suretha Brits/Facebook)
Van Vuuren apparently did not wish to execute the homicide himself.
Amantle Bareki, 24, and Enrich Williams, 34, have been arrested in reference to the homicide and aggravated theft final 12 months, News24 reported.
Van Vuuren, who labored with Williams at a mine, allegedly requested him for assist. Williams is alleged to have then recruited Bareki.
Suretha remained in custody after a brief appearance in the Pofadder Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, in accordance with Times Live.
Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock mentioned she would return to court docket on Wednesday for a bail software and the investigation continued.
EWN reported that prosecutors were expected to oppose her release on bail.