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MBABANE – Part of the forensic evidence linking the suspects to the alleged murder of Almor Oliveira is still not available.

Yesterday it transpired that some of the exhibits which were taken to Pretoria for examination had still not been returned.
The matter was scheduled to resume before Judge John Magagula but had to be postponed. 

The reason for the postponement, according to the Crown, was because all the suspects have engaged the services of advocates who would be available today. The suspects who present in court yesterday are again expected to be at the High Court today for a pre-trial conference.

The suspects are Qing Ming He and Dao Thanta Hue, who have been kept in custody since their arrest, and they have been collectively slapped with 10 charges.  The third suspect is Remnei who is the only one who was granted bail. She is represented by Leo Gama.  Apart from allegedly killing Oliveira, the accused have been charged with attempting to extort the businessman’s wife a sum of E5 million.
They are alleged to have threatened to kill him if the wife did not pay them the amount of E5 million.

During investigations into the disappearance of Oliveira, the police established that Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) tests from Oliveira’s hair roots collected from his home allegedly matched the results of blood stains found on Qing Ming He’s licensed firearm.

Also, DNA results from a tissue paper found at the scene of the alleged kidnapping at Matsapha Industrial Site matched the DNA of Oliveira’s hair particles. Oliveira disappeared on April 16, 2017 and he has not been found or heard from.

The DNA tests were conducted by Senior Forensic Analyst and Reporting Officer Regina Cicilia Janse Van Rensburg, who is attached to the Biology Section of the Forensic Science Laboratory in Pretoria, South Africa. The results form part of the evidence against the suspects.
According to the forensic report, the tests were conducted on the blood from around and inside the barrel of the firearm and inside its top cover.

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