Orient heights Murder: tenant in court

2014-09-04 00:00

A 26-YEAR-OLD man, Vikesh Harripersad, appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the murder of Saras Govender (57) on August 27.

It is believed that Harripersad was a tenant living at Govender’s home in Rajput Road in the Orient Heights area.

He was not asked to plead to the charge and was remanded in custody until September 10 for a possible bail application.

He applied for legal aid.

Govender, who was single and had no children, was found dead with her hands and feet bound.

A cloth was allegedly found around her neck and a pillow covered her face.

Neighbours told The Witness after the murder that Govender used to do alternative healing and kept to herself.

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