Anika Smit inquest gets under way

2015-09-14 20:19
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Pretoria - An inquest into the murder of 17-year-old Anika Smit, who was raped and mutilated in March 2010, began in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The matter is expected to continue on Tuesday, where witnesses are expected to take the stand.

Netwerk24 reported that the inquest began with a trip to the Theresa Park house where Smit was killed five years ago.

At the time, the Grade 11 pupil lived with her father, Johan Smit.

The teen was found naked in the house on a day where she had skipped school due to an ear infection. She had been raped, her throat slit and her hands chopped off.

Smit's amputated hands were never found.

In 2010, Smit's boyfriend, Nico Venter was accused of killing her but charges against him were later withdrawn.

It has been reported that the State may subpoena her father, and Venter to testify.

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