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SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT FOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRUWER MURDER PLOT: MPUMALANGA
2020/09/10      |  Written By:  Captain D Sekgotodi   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA – Sinovuyo Salela (28) has been remanded in custody following his brief appearance at the Nelspruit Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Salela's  court appearance follows his arrest on 19 June 2020, after he handed himself to the police in Tsolo, Eastern Cape on 7 April 2020, allegedly admitting to have assisted in the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Bruwer. He was subsequently charged for conspiracy to commit murder by the Mpumalanga task team which is seized with the investigation. 

The deceased, Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Bruwer (49), was attached to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime, Wildlife-Trafficking Investigation team in Mpumalanga. He was shot and killed while on his way to work, along the R36 road between Nelspruit and Sabie on the 17 March this year

Salela has made several court appearances in an attempt to get bail, this has been vigorously opposed by the investigators thus far. The case has been postponed to 22 September 2020 for a bail judgement hearing.