Acid attack trial set for January

Johannesburg - The trial of a Johannesburg man who allegedly threw acid over his ex-girlfriend will begin in January, The Star newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Jan Pieterse, aged 29, would remain in custody after being denied bail by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The court heard Pieterse was a flight risk and that after the attack he allegedly continued sending text messages to ex-girlfriend, Ines Antonio, threatening to kill her.

The court felt his 3-year-old daughter with Antonio could be at risk if he was released on bail.

"We have to consider the interests of the child who is being looked after by a landlady," police detective, Constable Edith Thaisa told the magistrate.

Antonio, aged 22, is in hospital undergoing skin grafts after sustaining burns to her face and chest in the attack outside her home in Sydenham on 3 November.

Their daughter, who was with Antonio at the time, sustained minor acid burns to her arms.

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