Meghan Cremer murder trio told to be patient and will spend Christmas behind bars

The trio accused of killing Meghan Cremer will spend Christmas behind bars.
The trio accused of killing Meghan Cremer will spend Christmas behind bars.
Image: Facebook/Meghan Cremer

The three men accused of kidnapping and murdering 30-year-old Meghan Cremer in August will have to wait until the new year to learn their fate.

This as the investigation into the killing continues. 

Magistrate Keith le Keur told Shiraz Jaftha, 39, Charlie Daniels, 34, and Jeremy Sias, 27, to "remain patient" as the state awaited postmortem results.

The trio appeared in the Athlone magistrate's court on Wednesday.

Meghan Cremer's murder shocked family, friends and South Africa. The 30-year-old horse rider's body was found in a sandy field close to the cottage where Cremer was residing. But mystery still revolves around how Cremer's death unfolded and who the suspects are in the case. This is what we know so far.

Cremer's body was discovered in a sand mine in Philippi five days after she went missing from her home on a stud farm only a few kilometres away. The trio accused of her killing were initially arrested when they were found in possession of her vehicle.

A charge of murder was added to Sias' rap sheet once Cremer's body was discovered with her hands bound and a rope around her neck. His co-accused are charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and defeating the ends of justice.

Sias has a prior assault conviction and has a vehicle-theft case pending. Jaftha has a pending murder case and a prior drug conviction.

The case will resume on January 27 2020.

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