Despatch murder suspect released on R500 bail

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

The Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday released a suspect on a R500 bail after he was arrested in Despatch for murder on Monday. The suspect, identified as Patrick Jordaan, will again appear before the court on 28 January 2016. 

According to Eastern Cape police, Jordaan's 22-year-old victim, Adriaan Minus, arrived home in Tarentaal Street, Despatch, at about 17:45 on Sunday evening with a stab wound in his chest. 

Minus was rushed to the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital and passed away several hours afterwards.

Detectives from SAPS Despatch worked tiredlessly through the night in search of leads and resulting in the arrest of Jordaan at 10:45 on Monday morning. 

Acting Station Commander of Despatch, Capt Flippie de Jager, praised the detectives for the excellent work done.

"I commend the efforts of the detectives that persisted and traced the suspect in less than 24-hours, after the crime was committed,” he said.