SA woman released from Zambian jail

2012-08-28 09:00
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Johannesburg - Zambian authorities have released a South African woman who had been held on suspicion of having killed her husband at a fishing camp.

Estie Pienaar, 33, and co-accused Malumbwa Nyambe, 30, were released but the other co-accused, Nicky Rossouw, would be tried in the high court in Mongo, Beeld reported.

Both Pienaar and Nyambe would have to testify for the State against Rossouw.

Authorities said Pienaar was not completely off the hook and could still be charged if more evidence was found against her.

Pienaar’s husband Marius, 50, disappeared while at the remote Nina Fishing Camp in Zambia. The camp belongs to Rossouw.

A source said the case against Rossouw was “a bit stronger”.

But Rossouw’s son, Freddie, said that “it wasn’t right” what was happening to his father.

Friends agreed and one emotional woman said outside court: “Nicky is innocent. He is not a killer. He is being framed.”

Estie Pienaar, who had been married for eight months when her husband died, apparently wanted to come back to SA for his funeral. His remains were still in Lusaka, two months after his death.
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