The founder of right-to-die organisation, DignitySA, Sean Davison, faces a third premeditated murder charge, News24 reports. Davison heard this development when he made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court yesterday. The charge relates to the death of sportsman Richard Holland in Constantia in November 2015.

Davison is accused of administering a lethal amount of drugs to Holland. Davison was arrested at his home in Pinelands in September for the 2013 death of his friend Anrich Burger, who became a quadriplegic after a car crash.

Two months later, it emerged that he faced a second murder charge in connection with the death of Justin Varian, who had motor neuron disease in July 2015.

Yesterday, Davison heard that further particulars had been supplied to his legal team and the case would be postponed for a date in the Western Cape High Court.

His bail of R20 000 was extended and he will return to court on 24 May. He maintains that he has not committed any offence.

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