QUESTIONS were raised in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday about the credibility of a key witness in the Venter murder trial.
This came after Advocate Richard Crompton, one of the members of the defence team, told Marvin Kekana, who was being cross-examined, that it appeared he was more involved in the matter than he had testified to.
Kekana had testified that he was asked by Vernol Fillis, 39, to help drive around and sell goods stolen from elderly Theescombe couple George, 78, and Jacoba Venter, 67, who were attacked and killed in 2009.
Kekana said he only learnt later that the couple had been killed during the attack.
Crompton said despite Kekana being aware that goods were stolen, he did not report the matter to the police immediately and instead helped in attempts to sell the goods.
Fillis and five others are facing charges of housebreaking with intent to rob, robbery, murder, kidnapping and rape. The case continues today. - Lee-Anne Butle