Petrus Holz murder accused found guilty

Warrant officer Holz was ambushed, robbed and stabbed along the N2 highway near Macassar last year.

A picture of the funeral programmme for Warrant Officer Petrus Holz. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A man accused of the murder of Hawks Warrant Officer Petrus Holz has been found guilty.

Holz was ambushed, robbed and stabbed along the N2 Highway near Macassar at the end of July last year.

The 50-year-old officer was attacked after stopping to change two flat tyres.

Adrian Hendricks has been found guilty on five charges, including the murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Dressed in a black hoodie and red and white beanie, the accused stared blankly ahead of him while judge Robert Henney read out his verdict.

His grandmother was in court.

Hawks warrant officer Petrus Holz's wife and daughter were also in court.

The matter has been adjourned and it's not yet clear whether the high court will proceed with sentencing today.

HENDRICKS APOLOGISES TO VICTIM'S WIFE

Earlier, Holz's murderer took the stand and apologised to his victim's wife who was in court.

He's has admitted to stabbing to death the Hawks warrant officer.

The 21-year-old had pleaded not guilty and had maintained his innocence until now.

When asked by the court why he had been lying until this point, Hendricks said he thought he could get away with what he had done.

He has however denied placing bricks on the highway, which punctured Holz's tyres.