Suspected Gumtree killer's case postponed
Mitchells Plain CPF has described the murder of a Cape Town man as "senseless".
CAPE TOWN - If four suspects accused of killing a Brackenfell man who advertised his car on the Gumtree website are found guilty, they should receive the maximum sentence, the Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum said on Monday.
Olwyn Cowley's body was found near Monwabisi Beach about two weeks ago.
Cowley reportedly met four men who posed as potential buyers interested in his silver BMW.
The alleged killers appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court on Monday on a murder charge, when the matter was postponed to next Tuesday to allow for the office of public prosecution to take over the case.
The CPF's Michael Jacobs said: "As a community we've requested that the investigation be completed as soon as possible and that the court acts decisively. We want the accused to be put away without the option of parole."
Jacobs described the murder as "senseless."
"As a community we cannot tolerate such heinous deeds within the policing precinct of Mitchells Plain."
The case will continue on 18 September.