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Three to be charged in German tourist’s murder in South Africa



Three foreign nationals are expected to appear in court in South Africa on several charges, including murder, in connection with the killing of a 74-year-old German tourist on Saturday.

South African police allege that the suspects brutally assaulted the tourist before killing him and dumping his body in the town of Northam in the province of Limpopo.

The tourist had been driving from Botswana when he offered a lift to a hitchhiker.

The hitchhiker then called two other people, who drove with the tourist to his accommodation, tied him up, assaulted him, and robbed him of money and other valuables, police say.

They then dumped his body in a bush near a farm, the South African Police Service (Saps) added in a statement.

“We will work hard to secure a water-tight case that will result in a lengthy conviction for these perpetrators”, the police commissioner of Limpopo province, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, said in the statement.

The nationalities of the foreigners are yet to be disclosed.




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