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Christmas behind bars for 'Sunday Rapist'

2011-12-13 12:45

Krugersdorp - The man accused of killing Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal will spend Christmas behind bars, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

The case against Johannes Jacobus (Jaco) Steyn was postponed to February 1 next year. Magistrate Keith Page ordered that the toxicology and DNA report be completed or made available by then.

The court heard that it was difficult to complete the post mortem report without the toxicology report.

In court, De Waal's distraught mother shouted at Steyn saying: "You can look at me. It was my daughter." Some De Waal family members present in court were wearing black.

Outraged community members were also in court in support of the De Waal family.

Steyn faces 13 charges of rape, 10 of kidnapping, one of murder and six of sexual assault.

He allegedly abducted De Waal in Roodepoort in October just before her 17th birthday. A burnt body, believed to be hers, was found on a farm in Magaliesburg later the same day.

Her family identified the body through the jewellery on the body but DNA results have not yet been released to confirm this.

Steyn handed himself over to KwaZulu-Natal authorities the day after the body was found.

He is accused of raping a number of girls in Gauteng and the North West, mostly on Sundays.

Two cases of kidnapping he allegedly committed in Rustenburg and Potchefstroom will also be heard in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.

This was after the State applied for all cases against him to be centralised.

Comments
  • Lana-May - 2011-12-13 12:55

    Whaco Jaco! Laat jy sit!

      anthony.kleynhans - 2011-12-13 14:56

      nee verkeert laat hy buk

  • Lynn - 2011-12-13 12:59

    Savage. Hope you rot in jail.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-13 13:04

    Nice Xmas prezzie for Pappa

  • Bryan - 2011-12-13 13:35

    I say let the monster out on bail.... Allow a bit of street justice to take it's course..!!!!

  • godesha - 2011-12-13 13:49

    At least he gets to see Christmas unlike the poor Louise. Hope he never sees the outside of a prison again.

  • raegan.mcreed - 2011-12-13 13:59

    atleast bubba will have him pick up soap under the mistletoe, and pop his xmas cracker under the blanket ''merry xxx-mas'' wacko jaco''

      Lana-May - 2011-12-13 14:02

      hahaha! Classic!

      modmario - 2011-12-13 18:54

      What if he likes that?

  • Ingrid - 2011-12-13 14:26

    Just so by the way, the mother did NOT shout at the accused, she said it softly and with dignity!!! You reporters make me sick, wanting to sensationalise ever bloody thing!!!!

  • Arthur - 2011-12-13 15:51

    They should let him out on R10-00 bail...i don't think that he will take ten steps "on the outside" and "mob justice" will take place It will save a lot of time and money in the saga of this piece of rubbish

  • jhavenga1 - 2011-12-13 16:01

    in Jail for Xmas...... He should be in Jail as we speak and kept there till death....... what a sad sad story...

  • Rudolph - 2011-12-13 16:55

    Send him to China - they know how to deal with criminals!!!

  • Leendert - 2011-12-13 17:06

    Well, he'd better spend the rest of all his Christmases behind those bars.

  • Claudia - 2011-12-13 17:54

    Good i hope you rot

  • d4zza - 2011-12-13 18:38

    Him in bars, means it's one less p**s on our streets!

  • Monica - 2011-12-13 19:44

    Mrs de Waal and family you are in my prayers every day as are all the families of Jaco Steyn's victims. Jaco Steyn your wife and son are in my prayers too. So so so sad what you have done to all of your victims and their families. To our government and Jacob Zuma (as president you are personally responsible) - get your courts in order so as not to prolong these peoples agony. To our "elected" government stop squandering our hard earned tax payers money on corruption and paying to help corrupt people and put OUR money into crime prevention and effective policing!!! We pay your salaries - as did all of the victims families and what did you do!!

  • Cynthia - 2011-12-14 10:31

    This is why we need the death penalty back again. Pity poor the lawyer who is going to defend this piece of crap.

  • isabella.jackson - 2012-01-12 09:07

    if you let him out you will be found gilty for his next victoms

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-07-23 15:40

    If found guilty this vermin must be hanged, we are sick and tired of these rapists violating babies, young girls, women, boys and men. 'They shall be hanged by the neck until they are dead and may their souls rot in hell'

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