CT teen was 'killed and dismembered'

2013-02-22 10:45

Cape Town - A Cape Town policeman has told the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court how 16-year-old Charmaine Mare was killed and dismembered, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Argus reported that investigating officer, Daniel Sampson, gave the details during the bail application of Johannes de Jager on Thursday.

Sampson said De Jager, aged 48, allegedly killed Mare on January 11 after a fight at the Windsor Park home she was staying at for the holidays.

De Jager had been living at the house with his girlfriend.

Mare, from Mpumalanga, was a friend of the girlfriend's daughter.

"The accused told me that he and Charmaine argued in the bathroom. She fell. He grabbed her by the neck, dragged her out of the bathroom into the passage, into the braai room and into the drain. It [the drain] was about one metre deep," Sampson reportedly said.

De Jager allegedly shoved her into the drain. Later, he allegedly tried to remove the body but because it was stiff he cut off her arms and legs to get her out.

Her torso was dumped and set alight in a field. Her arms were found close to his bakkie at the garage of the house and her legs on the N2 near Firgrove.

  • Hudayfah Newman - 2013-02-22 10:56

    Sjoe! Will it ever stop? Sadly, I think it will only get worse. Mthethwa and cronies will be the happiest man at the end of the year when statistics shows the crime rate dropped 1 percent. Happy that only 15 thousand and odd number of people were killed this year. What a sad state of affairs. You have to wonder at what point you will be part of those statistics. God help us.

      MJ - 2013-02-23 08:56

      What the hell is happening to society? With the Oscar drama on the go, I almost missed this story, and it appears so did most people. This is just sick and twisted. Time for society to take a stand.

  • Thuto Shomolekae - 2013-02-22 11:23

    yoh guys whats really happening to south africa yohhh we only read abt horrible things , nothing good

  • LizaBiassoniHall - 2013-02-22 12:15

    Bring back the death penalty

  • Tlotlo Phele - 2013-02-22 12:16

    This has been happening all along, oly Daily sun covers such stories now the media is doing right by telling the government and citizens to wake up

  • Tanya Booysen - 2013-02-22 12:38

    Each and every political party in the country should open up a crime hot line at their offices and work together with local police to curb this surge of horrendous crimes, to now it is only the media highlighting us,we need action now,we put you in power with the promise of a better and safer future.

  • Tello Moleko - 2013-02-22 18:05

    killing to others is said to be culture and for muthi,i dont know cutting body parts and burning to others what is called,also culture?

      Siphamandla Radebe - 2014-11-12 06:01

      This is a black person hiding under a white skin. White ppl are law abiding citizens since sliced bread.

  • belnick - 2013-02-23 13:24

    For all these sick minded people who also see these crimes urge to do same.Will never end.Eye see mind do!!! Do not care

  • Shannie Rigney - 2014-03-20 16:23

    she is just a statistic

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