I cannot forgive Malan and Robinson - Blom's girlfriend

2015-08-19 10:05
JP Malan and Marushka Robinson in court. (Adam Wakefiled, News24)

JP Malan and Marushka Robinson in court. (Adam Wakefiled, News24)

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Johannesburg - The woman Dustan Blom was seeing at the time of his death says she could not find forgiveness in her heart for JP Malan and Maruschka Robinson, who were convicted of his murder and being an accessory to his murder respectively.

The woman, a former stripper colleague of Robinson's, testified at the pair's trial. She got a court order barring the publication of her name.

"Dustan had dreams of a future, and a future with his three children. They took away his right to live," the woman told News24.

"Even with Dustan and I, perhaps we would have had a future or not. At least he would have been alive for us to make that choice. I hope the maximum sentence will be served so they [Malan and Robinson] can't hurt anyone else anymore."

The woman said she had faith in the justice system doing "the right thing", but in her heart it would never be enough.

She said Malan and Robinson did not give Blom the respect he deserved in life, nor in death.

Earlier on Tuesday, Judge Delize Smith adjourned the case to Thursday where she would pass sentence on Malan and Robinson.

On June 26, she found Malan guilty of murdering Blom, while Robinson was found guilty of being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Blom was found dead in the boot of his car at Montecasino, Fourways, on September 22, 2013 after security guards noticed a foul smell.

The State argued for Malan to be given a life sentence for killing Blom. For Robinson, the maximum sentence given to those found guilty of being an accessory to murder after the fact was five to eight years.

Prosecutors also wanted the pair to be sentenced to 15 years each for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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