Hit targeted hubby wants wife back home

2017-03-30 12:23
Petina Coetzee and her husband Austin. (Facebook)

Petina Coetzee and her husband Austin. (Facebook)

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Cape Town - The husband of Petina Coetzee, who is accused of putting a hit out on him, on Thursday said he wanted her to come back home for the sake of their children.

A resigned Austin Coetzee, 67, told News24 he had made representations to the State asking that his 44-year-old wife be allowed to return to their Kenilworth home as their offspring "were suffering".

Asghar Mia, for the accused, made an application in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court to amend Coetzee's bail conditions to allow her to return home. She currently lives with relatives.

The couple again sat on opposite ends of the court's public gallery on Thursday, ahead of her appearance in the dock.

The court previously heard that Austin wanted contact with Petina for the sake of their children and their business interests.

Coetzee was arrested in a police sting operation in October 2016, after she allegedly tried to arrange his murder.

She was arrested in the parking lot of the Lansdowne railway station in Cape Town, following information received by Manenberg police officers.

She was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and released on R30 000 bail.

In December, she was rearrested for breaking her bail conditions, which included that she not contact Austin directly or indirectly.

The court heard she had spoken to him on December 2, just before her case was heard. She was again released on bail.

After proceedings on Thursday, Austin stood awkwardly while he waited for the lift on the court's second floor.

Petina and her family arrived in the foyer, but did not say a word to him.

The matter was postponed to April 19.

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