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NC woman accused of murdering husband back in court for bail hearing

Suretha Brits' arrest last week made her the fourth person to be charged in connection with her spouse Leon Brits' death in October last year.

Northern Cape police arrest the widow of Leon Brits (in blue) for her alleged role in his death on 29 March 2021. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - The wife of a slain Northern Cape hotel owner will on Wednesday apply for bail after recently having been charged for his murder.

The State intends to oppose Suretha Brits' bail application in the Pofadder Magistrates Court.

Her arrest last week made her the fourth person to be charged in connection with her spouse Leon Brits' death in October last year.

READ: Wife of murdered Pofadder hotel owner due in court for alleged role in killing

The State will oppose any attempt at bail when Brits makes her second court appearance on Wednesday.

In October, Leon Brits was found floating in a pool at one of his properties in the Northern Cape.

He'd been stabbed multiple times.

Initially, it appeared to have been a robbery and three men were taken into custody and charged.

Last month, one of them, Jacques van Vuuren, was sentenced to an effective 20 years behind bars for his role in the murder.

He had entered into a plea bargain with the State.

The case against the two others resumes in May.

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