The murder accused was arrested last week. He was making his second appearance on Thursday when the matter was postponed.
The accused and a woman were hunting for warthogs [bosvarke] at the Meisiesvlei farm, Tuinplaas, last week at night. The accused said he heard sounds of movement.
"The man then fired shots in the direction [of the sound] and when they reached the spot they realised they had shot a human being. The police were then called ... the firearm used was taken for ballistic testing," said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
The deceased, 23-year-old Jan Railo, was employed at a neighbouring farm.
The murder accused's lawyer failed to show up in court on Thursday and as a result the case was postponed to Monday.