He died before R3m theft case started. Now co-accused stands ...

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He died before R3m theft case started. Now co-accused stands alone

The charges also include kidnapping and murder and the NPA has been trying for four years to get them to court

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For four years, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been trying to prosecute suspected murderers Arthur Burns and Kabelo Shiloane, the two men who managed to get away with R3m that happened to be in the vehicle they robbed in Centurion.

Since their arrest in 2015, the case has repeatedly stalled, often because of Burns’s continuously declining health. When the matter was set down for trial last week, it appeared as though the long-awaited case was finally ready to start.

But as the matter was set to proceed at the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday last week, state prosecutor Steve Rubin announced Burns had died following his long illness...

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