VATHER: Witness says he lied after HIV infection threat

2008-05-06 00:00

An awaiting trial prisoner who gave evidence against Pietermaritzburg wife-murder accused Nico Vather a week ago told the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday he lied after Vather threatened to pass the HI virus on to him.

he gave on April 25, about a fight he allegedly witnessed between Vather and another detainee, Mark David, in prison, and said David subsequently confided in him that he was going to testify against Vather at his trial to “get revenge”. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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