The wife of hotel owner Leon Brits is expected to appear in court on Wednesday for her alleged involvement in his murder in October last year.

According to IOL, police arrested Brits’ wife at their house in Marchand, Kakamas on Monday. This was after Brits, 41, was found floating in a swimming pool with several stab wounds at one of their properties in Pofadder on October 7 last year.

Several valuables such as firearms, a cellphone, Kruger Rands, polished diamonds and cash were allegedly taken from the premises, the report said.  

EWN on Wednesday quoted the police as saying: “The SAPS Provincial Organised Crime Detectives under the command of Brigadier Dick De Waal, with the assistance of various other stakeholders, arrested the 30-year-old wife of the late Leon Brits. The arrest was effected on Monday at their house in Kakamas.”

She is the fourth accused in her husband’s murder.

One of the other three suspects, Jacques van Vuuren reportedly entered into a guilty plea agreement with the State on Thursday last week and was sentenced to an effective 20 years in jail.  

Two other men were set to make another court appearance in the Pofadder Magistrates Court in May.

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