The six men arrested Friday night in connection with the car hijacking earlier that day in Bramley, Johannesburg, in which Isabel van Coller, 56, was shot dead, appeared on Monday morning on a charge of robbery in Alexandra Magistrate’s Court.
The investigating officer in the case indicated they were waiting for DNA results from fingerprints obtained by investigators in Van Coller’s vehicle before the suspects could also be charged with murder.
The six will appear in court again on November 25 when they are expected to apply for bail.
They were arrested in a tavern in Alexandra after Van Coller’s car was found earlier in Alexandra.
Van Coller, an accountant with the Emer-G-Med Ambulance Service, stopped with her Kia at a traffic light at the corner of Dublin and Cunning Street in Bramley at 5:24 a.m. when four men pulled up at her and push the door open. Circuit television footage shows how she was shot in the head and flung out of her car before the men fled the vehicle. Her body was left in the road.