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The Disappearance of German tourist, Nick Frischke

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

The surprising turn in the case of the missing German tourist, Nick Frischke, faced a new direction this week as five men were accused in connection with the incident. The suspects made their court appearance at the Wynberg Magistrates Court on 4th May, 2021 following charges of aggravated burglary. Shockingly, Frischke’s backpack and wallet were found in the possession of these men after his mysterious disappearance on Valentine's Day.



Frischke, who planned an adventurous journey through the trails of Hangberg near Hout Bay, never returned, leaving the local authorities and investigators with numerous unresolved questions. His whereabouts still remain undiscovered, further deepening the mystery.


In a bid to unfold the layered mystery, the state seeks to charge the accused with additional murder charges, although initial charges include burglary and possession of a firearm. Amidst the court proceedings, investigations are still active with the investigating officer having been granted more time to scrutinize 43 queries presented by the State.



For the time being, the defense's focus remains on the time-consuming investigation process. The case file, containing elements requiring further inspection, was presented to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Eric Ntabazalila, the NPA spokesperson, stressed the necessity of these follow-ups while confirming investigations into possible murder charges.


With the region eagerly watching the proceedings, the case is scheduled for the next court appearance on 6th May, with a potential transfer to the regional court hanging in the balance, pending the progression of further investigation on the alleged murder charges.


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