The trial of David van Boven, along with Tasliem Ambrose, who are accused of killing teenager Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan has been postponed until 2022.
Hess, a first-year UWC theology student was found dead on August 30 2019, while her grandfather Lategan, 85, was found tied up and gagged in the toilet of their one-bedroom flat in Parow.
There was no sign of forced entry.
Jesse’s second cousin, David van Boven and Tasliem Ambrose, were arrested three months later for the murders.
During court proceedings at the Western Cape High Court yesterday the family was informed that a backlog in cases due to the pandemic have resulted in the matter being postponed to 1 February 2022.