Murder: husband appears in court

2012-09-04 00:00

A MAN suspected of allegedly strangling and beating his estranged wife to death in late July appeared at Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.

Ravi Pillay (26) was arrested on Friday at his place of work and formally charged on Sunday. His mother was present at the appearance.

The case was remanded to Thursday, September 6, for a bail application.

Laurette Pillay (42) was found dead in her Veldenvlei flat with a swollen face and bruises to her neck on July 24.

Laurette’s ex-husband, Gona Pillay, who lives with their 16-year-old son, said the teenager is battling after his mother’s death.

The ANC Women’s League Musa Dladla Region said it will be protesting against Ravi’s bail application.

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