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Legalbrief   |   your legal news hub Thursday 28 January 2021

Lawyer withdraws from Bylsma case

* The trial of Xander Bylsma, accused of double murders in Stella, was postponed in the North West High Court yesterday as his attorney withdrew from the case. Moolman Wessels didn’t provide reasons in court and declined to comment afterwards. Advocate Niven Rai remains on record for Bylsma and will be instructed by a new attorney. Bylsma is accused of murdering Sharnelle Hough (17) and Marna Engelbrecht (16) in the hostel of Hoërskool Stella.