State says Cape murder accused is lying

2014-03-06 21:35

(Shutterstock)

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

Cape Town - Double murder accused Johannes Christiaan de Jager fabricated a stranger to distance himself from a crime that happened, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday.

Prosecutor Romay van Rooyen put it to De Jager during cross-examination that he had lied to the court about details surrounding his meeting with slain prostitute Hiltina Alexander in May 2008.

In reply, he denied lying about a stranger called "Johan", who was a possible alibi or suspect.

De Jager has pleaded not guilty to raping and killing the 18-year-old Alexander in Cape Town, and not guilty to killing Mpumalanga resident Charmaine Mare in January last year.

De Jager testified in chief that he met a man called "Johan" once at a pub in Parow, the day before Alexander's body was found.

He said Johan wanted a prostitute, so he picked Alexander up off the street and took her back to Johan's sister's flat.

When Van Rooyen initially asked what Johan looked like, De Jager said he had grey-black hair and was shorter and older than him.

Later, Van Rooyen asked for a better description, and De Jager elaborated that Johan was balding in front, had light skin and a moustache.

"If I can get a policeman, I can put up an identikit," he offered.

Van Rooyen said it was strange he had not given this description initially to the court, the investigating officer, or the officers who conducted his pointing out of the flat at a later stage.

"It looks more and more like this Johan doesn't exist and this flat of his sister where he stayed does not exist," the prosecutor said.

She said he had also failed to mention in his warning statement to police that he picked Alexander up the same weekend he met Johan.

De Jager replied he was confused at the time as to which weekend he had picked her up.

"Did you forget you left Hiltina in Johan's flat that weekend?" Van Rooyen asked.

De Jager said he gave a statement about what he could remember at the time.

"You did leave Hiltina out because you wanted to distance yourself from the fact you were with her that evening," Van Rooyen said.

"I cannot say with certainty," De Jager replied.

De Jager's cross-examination is set to resume on Monday.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cape town
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
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

Goalkeeper saves five penalties with his FACE!

Nothing, and we mean nothing, will keep goalkeeper Scott Stirling from stopping the ball!

 
 

Men24.com

Hottie of the day: Jesselyn
This invention makes farts smell like chocolate!
11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!

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

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. 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

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Grandiose ideas and plans can trip you up today. Keep things in context and take one step at a time....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.