Gardenia Park murder suspect’s case postponed


The case against a man accused of murdering a woman of Gardenia Park in Bloemfontein, Hettie Thomas, was postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. The matter was postponed to 25 August for a formal bail application. Jacob Sethunya stays in custody. He was arrested on July 27, the same day the body of Thomas, 85, was found in her bedroom by the police and a neighbour. Sethunya was staying in a room in Thomas’ backyard. She allegedly died due to head injuries caused by a blunt object during an attack. – André Grobler