Deadly Eastern Cape home invasion 'planned from prison', court hears

Son of couple’s former domestic worker fingered as mastermind of 2019 attack

Lynn Spence Senior Reporter
Bongani Faku was positively identified during an identity parade.
Bongani Faku was positively identified during an identity parade.
Image: WERNER HILLS

For eight years, the son of a domestic worker allegedly plotted a vicious attack on the couple who had employed his mother.

The only suspect not to wear a balaclava on the night a champion yacht builder was killed, Bongani Faku allegedly looked 73-year-old Catherine Lethbridge dead in the eye and told her how he had been planning her torturous death from inside his prison cell.

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Duncan Lethbridge died during a home invasion in St Francis Bay two years ago.
Duncan Lethbridge died during a home invasion in St Francis Bay two years ago.
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Lukhanyo Faku, left, and Thobile Grootboom arrive at the Humansdorp magistrate’s court.
Lukhanyo Faku, left, and Thobile Grootboom arrive at the Humansdorp magistrate’s court.
Image: WERNER HILLS

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