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newsNetwerk24 reports that the man arrested for the murder of Bertie Cilliers, manager at the Tumela platinum mine in Amandelbult, on a smallholding near Thabazimbi is a relative who allegedly broke into his house several times over the past few months.  

Cilliers, 54, who was shot at least eight times during the attack last week, had laid complaints of housebreaking against the 25-year-old man.  The man is under police guard in a Rustenburg hospital after he shot himself in the head while trying to flee from police.  He has not yet appeared in court.  Cilliers had lived on the smallholding on his own since his wife died in 2009.  The man apparently broke into Cilliers' house several times during the past few months.

  • Read this report by Marietie Louw-Carstens in full at News24


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