De Jager raped, strangled prostitute - State

2014-03-26 16:37

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now
Cape Town - Johannes Christiaan de Jager raped, abused, and strangled a prostitute, the State told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

In closing argument, prosecutor Romay van Rooyen said the evidence and circumstances surrounding 18-year-old Hiltina Alexander's death could only lead to that conclusion.

"The only inference the court can draw is that the accused was alone with the deceased in that period and had sexual intercourse without her consent.

"He had beaten her and he was the one who strangled her with a ligature as well as manually."

De Jager, 49, has pleaded not guilty to killing Alexander in Cape Town in May 2008.

Van Rooyen said a pathologist had testified that a post mortem revealed evidence of forceful vaginal and anal penetration.

Alexander's body had scratch marks and it seemed as though she had twisted her body from side to side to get away.

The pathologist also found blunt trauma to the eyes and believed something had been tied around her neck and then pulled tight.

De Jager, dressed in a tracksuit top and jeans, stared at the floor without emotion as the State put its case to the court.

Van Rooyen said the testimonies of each State witness fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle.

She said the brothers Colin and McNeil Jacobs corroborated each other in recalling the last night they saw their friend Alexander get into a bakkie with De Jager in Parow.

Both had seen Alexander gesturing with her hand that she would return to them.

The various police officers had testified in unison that De Jager offered a man called Johan as an alibi but he had never materialised.

DNA found

The State had also presented evidence that De Jager's DNA was found on swabs from under Alexander's fingernails.

Van Rooyen said De Jager had failed to logically explain why an earring said to belong to the prostitute was found under the mat of his bakkie.

De Jager had claimed he was at a Voortrekker camp in Franschhoek the weekend of 16 May to 18 May and that the earring belonged to a child who attended.

"He did not find out from the children the entire weekend as to who the earring belonged to," Van Rooyen said.

The court should draw an adverse inference from the fact that De Jager had not made any reference in his warning statement to being with Alexander during that period.

This was despite him later admitting that he had picked Alexander up in his bakkie and taken her to "Johan's" flat.

De Jager had also not been helpful during cross-examination.

"He was a very combative witness, he evades questions, and it took the State a long time to get answers from the accused."

- SAPA

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Kuils River - 18:48 PM
    Road name: Polkadraai Road Eastbound
    ROADWORKS between the R102 Van Riebeeck Road and the R310 Baden Powell Drive exit
  • Tuesday Muizenberg - 10:59 AM
    Road name: Main Road Both Ways
    ROADWORKS with stop/go controls at Atlantic Road - expect peak time delays (until July 2015)
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Samsung Galaxy Y

The Samsung Y (Young) is tiny but powerful with Android...

From R1499.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The ingredients for today are communicating your original ideas in a creative and unique way that can make the right people look...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.