Skierlik killer marries in jail

2012-02-10 07:25

The man serving four life sentences for shooting dead four people in a North West informal settlement got married in jail this week.

Johan Nel (23) married Maryna Naude (18) at the Ramochana prison in Rustenburg, in a short ceremony, The Times reports.

As he was being kept in the prison’s maximum security section, he would not be allowed to touch her.

“It was not a very long ceremony and could have taken about half an hour at the most,” correctional services spokesperson Sarie Peens was quoted as saying.

“He was allowed to wear his private clothes and immediately after the ceremony, the families left and he went back to his prison clothes.

“He is a prisoner and that means he cannot have any contact with her. He will not have any conjugal rights.”

Nel shot and killed Sivuyile Peyi (37), Annah Moiphitlhi (31), her three-month-old daughter Elizabeth and Tshepo Motshelanoka (10) in the Skierlik informal settlement, near Swartruggens, on January 14 2008.

Eight other people were injured.

He was sentenced by the Mmabatho High Court on November 21 2008.

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