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Graeme Eadie was back in court on Thursday on an assault charge after allegedly attacking a 67-year-old man.

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A Plumstead man who beat a motorist to death with a hockey stick in 1999 in a road rage attack is expected in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on a new assault charge next month.

Graeme Eadie was back in court on Thursday on an assault charge after allegedly attacking a 67-year-old man.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is to review the case, and decide its next course of action.

Prosecutor Keppler Uys said the matter was postponed to wait for a decision on a date from the Department of Public Prosecutions.

The most recent assault allegedly took place in Plumstead during a “heated argument” on November 22. Eadie allegedly punched the man and damaged his camera.

He was previously convicted of the murder of 54-year-old Kevin Duncan whom he bludgeoned to death with a hockey stick near Fish Hoek 15 years ago.

He was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2000, five of which were conditionally suspended, but was released on parole in September 2006.

It emerged that he had been drinking on the night of the murder.

During the trial, he said he had become angry when Duncan drove up behind his car, tailgated him, flashed his lights, and overtook on a solid white line before cutting in front of him.

He was also charged with defeating the ends of justice after he left the scene and changed his bloody clothes, only to return to the scene and pretend to be an onlooker.

He was sentenced to seven months in prison for this, which ran concurrently with his murder sentence.

Cape Argus


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