Tracking the ‘Table Mountain killer’, step by step


Tracking the ‘Table Mountain killer’, step by step

A master tracker recounts how he used his rare, sharp skills to find the murder suspect

Aron Hyman and Anthony Molyneaux

SANParks master tracker JJ Minye watched Blessing Bveni from afar through his binoculars on March 11 2018. Little did he know he was watching the movements of a man who would be accused of murdering two people.

By this time, the state alleges, Bveni had already murdered one person – John Notten, who was killed on January 28 2018 in Silvermine Nature Reserve – and was 48 hours away from taking the life of his next victim, hiker Ian McPherson.

The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday heard testimony from the veteran tracker on how his conscientiousness helped the police find Bveni...

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