Anika Smit murder accused back in court

2016-11-25 07:19
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Pretoria - The man accused of killing teenager Anika Smit is expected back in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Friday.

André van Wyk, 26, will return to court after undergoing psychiatric evaluation. The court ordered during his last appearance that he be evaluated. He is facing charges of murder and rape. He handed himself over to police in September.

Smit, 17, was raped and mutilated in her Theresa Park home in 2010. The Grade 11 pupil at Gerrit Maritz High School lived with her father Johan Smit at the time.

On the day of her murder she stayed home from school because of an ear infection. She was raped, her throat was slit and her hands were cut off. Her hands have still not been found.

Smit's boyfriend, Nico Venter, was accused of killing her, but the charges were withdrawn. He has previously said Van Wyk's arrest was a surprise.

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