Prosecutor has better track record

2014-03-03 00:00

THE last time advocates Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux SC argued against each other in court, Nel won for the state.

This was in the sensational trial of Dr Casper Greeff, a dentist from Kempton Park, who was sent to jail for life by the Pretoria high court in February 2001.

Greeff had contracted Christopher Njeje to murder his wife Estelle in November 1999. Her throat was cut by a blunt knife near Cullinan.

Greeff and Njeje were found guilty of murder with direct intent and both had received life-long sentences.

In September 2010, Greeff became the first prisoner in South Africa to have earned a doctorate in biblical archaeology.

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