The suspect, Sinovuyo Salela (28) has been remanded in custody following his brief appearance at the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Wednesday.
Salela’s court appearance follows his arrest on 19 June 2020, after he handed himself to the police in Tsolo, Eastern Cape on 7 April 2020, allegedly admitting having assisted in the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Bruwer.
He was subsequently charged for conspiracy to commit murder by the Mpumalanga task team which seized with the investigation.
The deceased, Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Bruwer (49), was attached to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime, Wildlife-Trafficking Investigation team in Mpumalanga.
He was shot and killed while on his way to work along the R36 road between Nelspruit and Sabie on 17 March this year.
Salela has made several court appearances in an attempt to get bail, the investigators have vigorously opposed this thus far.
The case has been postponed to 22 September 2020 for a bail judgement hearing.