Acid man to appear in court

2015-02-11 11:14
Jan Pieterse (File, Sapa)

Jan Pieterse (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A man accused of throwing acid over his ex-girlfriend was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The state alleges that Jan Pieterse tried to kill his ex-girlfriend, Ines Antonio, aged 22, by throwing acid over her outside her house in Sydenham on 3 November. She sustained burns to her face and chest.

Their daughter, who was with Antonio at the time, sustained minor burns to her arms.

In his last appearance on 21 January, Pieterse asked the court, through his lawyer, for an order that his photograph not be published.

But the court ruled that his photo could be published. The case was then postponed. Henk Pretorius, for Pieterse, had told journalists outside the court that the case was postponed because a medical report and statement from Antonio were outstanding.

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