Tragedy hits magistrate in Pistorius case

2013-02-26 15:31
Magistrate Desmond Nair (Picture: Beeld)

Magistrate Desmond Nair (Picture: Beeld)

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

Johannesburg - The magistrate who granted bail to Oscar Pistorius says he is related to a woman suspected of killing her two children and then committing suicide last weekend.

Magistrate Desmond Nair confirmed on Tuesday that the woman, whose body was found at her home Sunday evening along with those of her sons, is a first cousin.

The woman's brother, Vishal Maharaj, identified her as Anusha Maharaj. Police suspect her of administering a substance that killed her children, and taking her life by ingesting the same substance.

Police say suicide notes were found.

Nair presided over dramatic bail hearings for Pistorius last week in a case followed closely around the world.

The double-amputee Olympian is charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on 14 February.

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

- AP
Read more on:    desmond nair  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius
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
100 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are very people sensitive today and there is a tendency to put too much energy on service and outer obligations. The balance...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.