The man arrested at his Bellville apartment on Tuesday evening for allegedly murdering his father was released on R10,000 bail on Friday.
Etienne Bruwer, 32, appeared in Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was arrested for the murder of his father, JJ “Rag” Bruwer, 64, who was brutally murdered Tuesday night.
Bruwer and Rag lived together in the apartment in Hilda Street in Chrismar.
Capt. Bellville police spokesman Jonathan Blankenberg says neighbors of the Bruwers went to investigate Tuesday night after hearing a scream coming from the apartment.
“After they forced the door open, they found Etienne in the house with blood on his feet.
“JJ was found dead on the kitchen floor with wounds to his head and body.”
Blankenberg says Rag was allegedly attacked, but police could not yet determine what he was attacked with.
“The motive for the murder is still unknown and the Bellville police station is still undergoing a thorough investigation.”