Jason Rohde’s bail conditions changed

By Charlea Sieberhagen
27 January 2017

Jason Rohde’s next appearance in court will be on 30 June.

Rohde, who is the chief executive of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s in South Africa, appeared in the Stellenbosch magistrate’s court on Friday morning, charged with the murder of his wife, Susan Rohde.

He arrived at court with his brother-in-law in a rainy Stellenbosch. Neatly dressed in a dark suit, he was joined by his legal team a short while later.

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The case was postponed for further investigation. Rohde’s bail was extended and his bail conditions adjusted.

The times during which he’s required to report at the police station were extended. When he’s in Johannesburg Rohde must report three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08:00 and 20:00 – at his nearest police station.

When out of Johannesburg he now has to report just once a day, not twice as before.

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According to his lawyer Daniel Witz the hours were extended to give Rohde more time with his daughters.

Susan Rohde was found dead last year in the bathroom of the couple’s hotel room at the Spier wine estate at Stellenbosch. She had an electrical cord around her neck and initially was suspected to have committed suicide.

The couple were attending Sotheby’s annual conference at Spier.

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