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SA woman not yet charged for husband's death

2012-07-13 10:23

Johannesburg - A South African woman who is being held in Zambia after the suspicious death of her husband on a fishing expedition has not yet been formally charged.

Beeld reported that Estie Pienaar, 33, would appear in a Zambian court on 25 July, when it would be decided whether or not to charge her with the death of Marius Pienaar, 50.

The court apparently has to decide if there was enough evidence to prosecute her.

A South African official said no one has been arrested for Pienaar’s death.

There was a lot of support for Estie, who was being held in a prison in Sesheke.

A friend of hers, who was living in Livingstone, wrote on Facebook that they were planning to raise funds for her legal team and said: “Zambian prisons are not fun and games and we will ensure they (sic) are looked after.”

Pienaar went missing and his body was found three days later at a fishing camp in the Caprivi Strip.

He appeared to have been hit over the head with a blunt object but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.