Winnie Rust murder accused back in court

2016-11-28 07:17
Nigel Plaatjies and Johannes Plaatjies, suspects in the Winnie Rust murder case. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Nigel Plaatjies and Johannes Plaatjies, suspects in the Winnie Rust murder case. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - Nigel Plaatjies and his uncle Johannes Plaatjies were expected back in the Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the murder of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust.

Rust was found dead at her home in Uitsig, Wellington, on May 11.

Nigel had been financially supported by Rust, who paid for his tuition and sporting fees. His mother was the domestic worker of Rust's daughter.

The court has heard that the promising athlete regularly visited the author.

During the pair’s last appearance, in what was his second attempt at getting bail, the 19-year-old testified that the police had fabricated parts of his statement and that he hadn't been given the opportunity to read it before he signed.

Nigel told the court he had been forced to take part in the robbery which resulted in the murder of Rust and admitted to lying to the police about his whereabouts on the day of the murder, saying he had been scared that his uncle and co-accused, Johannes Plaatjies, would hurt his family.

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