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Bottle murderer's bail withdrawn

By unknown | 2008-11-24 00:00:00.0

Ntwaagae Seleka

Ntwaagae Seleka

A man who murdered a patron at a shebeen was shocked when his bail was suddenly withdrawn and he was ordered to remain in jail until his sentencing.

On Friday magistrate Rieta Willemse convicted Harry Fox, 39, who was out on R1000 bail, of killing Ben Mokhetho in cold blood on December 2 last year.

She withdrew the bail at the state's request after finding Fox guilty of murder.

Fox slashed Mokhetho's throat with a broken beer bottle after being told that his wife had kissed Mokhetho's friend.

"Mokhetho was celebrating with the accused's wife and other patrons at a shebeen when the tragedy occurred," said prosecutor Kgomotso Mathebe.

They were celebrating Kaizer Chiefs' victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mathebe said Fox's son, who was at the shebeen, was shocked when he saw his mother kissing another man.

He went home and told his father.

"On hearing the news Fox did not hesitate before going to the shebeen armed with a bottle. People scrambled for cover when they saw him approaching," Mathebe said.

Fox attacked Mokhetho without a word and slashed his throat with the bottle.

Sentencing is expected on December 10.