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The trial of a 17-year-old boy accused of murdering a Griekwastad farmer and his family was postponed in the Northern Cape High Court on Monday.
Northern Cape farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, were killed on their farm Naauwhoek on April 6, 2012.
Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo postponed the matter to October 21 without disclosing reasons.
The legal teams of the State and the boy met the judge in chambers before the hearing started.
In court the boy’s defence counsel Willem Coetzee asked for the postponement as agreed in chambers.
He told Kgomo that the court would be kept up to date with developments so that everything possible would be done for the case to continue in October.
Kgomo postponed the matter with additional dates set in November and December this year. - Sapa