Skierlik killer marries in jail

2012-02-10 10:04
Johannesburg - The man serving four life sentences for shooting dead four people in a North West informal settlement got married in jail this week, The Times reported on Friday.

Johan Nel, 23, married Maryna Naude, 18, at the Ramochana prison in Rustenburg, in a short ceremony. As he was being kept in the prison's maximum security section he would not be allowed to touch her.

"It was not a very long ceremony and could have taken about half an hour at the most," correctional services spokesperson Sarie Peens was quoted as saying.

"He was allowed to wear his private clothes and immediately after the ceremony, the families left and he went back to his prison clothes.

"He is a prisoner and that means he cannot have any contact with her. He will not have any conjugal rights."

Nel shot and killed Sivuyile Peyi, 37, Annah Moiphitlhi, 31, her 3-month-old daughter Elizabeth, and Tshepo Motshelanoka, 10, in the Skierlik informal settlement near Swartruggens on January 14, 2008. Eight other people were injured.

He was sentenced to four life sentences by the North West High Court in Mmabatho on November 21, 2008.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    mahikeng 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

No '07 France ghosts - Foster
Boks not underestimating Wales scrum
Boks play repeat knockout at RWC
O'Connell out of World Cup - Laporte
Traffic Alerts

You may find it hard to focus on the mundane routines as the greener pastures seem so tempting. It is a good time to expand more

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


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 network.


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.