Cop: Teen's items found with Sunday Rapist

2012-07-24 13:02

Johannesburg - Police found murdered teenager Louise de Waal's school bag on Johannes Jacobus Steyn's property, the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton heard on Tuesday.

"I opened the black bag and inside I found a pink and grey school bag. On it were stickers with the name Louise de Waal," Warrant Officer Danie Pieterse testified.

Steyn, who is being called the "Sunday rapist", is accused of 37 counts, including the murders of De Waal and another schoolgirl, 14-year-old Lazanne Farmer.

Items found in bakkie

Pieterse told the court he was instructed to visit Steyn's house to look for a silver bakkie, which he found. However he could not enter the property because the gate was closed.

He entered only when a tenant, Hermanus Mulder, arrived and opened the gate for him.

Pieterse searched the back of Steyn's bakkie and in it found the black bin bag containing De Waal's school bag and a cellphone cover.

Asked whether the bags could have been thrown over the fence, he said this was unlikely as they were placed too precisely.

"All three were precisely in a row next to each other on the bakkie."

Warrant Officer Paul Fern testified that he also saw the school bag in the bin bag and that he identified De Waal's belly ring.

‘Kept trophies from victims’

He was asked by Judge Sita Kolbe why he decided to search Steyn's house in Wilro Park, Roodepoort.
"He could possibly have been the Sunday rapist, and on those grounds it was alleged that he kept certain trophies from his victims," Fern said.

Steyn, 36, pleaded not guilty on Monday to the 37 charges against him, which include 11 counts of rape, 10 of sexual assault, 10 of kidnapping, one of attempted sexual assault, one of attempted kidnapping, and two of assault.

The 11 girls he allegedly attacked between 2008 and 2011 in Gauteng and the North West were aged between 11 and 18.

Steyn allegedly abducted De Waal in Roodepoort in October last year while she was on her way to school.

Her burnt body was found on a Magaliesberg farm later the same day.

Steyn handed himself over at the Margate police station in KwaZulu-Natal the next day.
On Monday De Waal's mother, Shereen, was asked to identify the contents of her daughter's school bag.

  • patson.nedzamba - 2012-07-24 13:17

    Give that man a lethal dose of poison

      Zukile Marcus - 2012-07-24 13:25

      double the dose please for that monster

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-24 13:26

      He handed himself in and then pleaded not guilty...?

      amanda.roos.319 - 2012-07-24 14:11

      Give him to ANY university so he can be used as a LABRAT. They should test ANYTHING on him EVEN ACID. He should die a slow and painful death

  • iceman196 - 2012-07-24 13:18

    yip, got ya you piece of rubbish, just like Leighs phone and ring was found in moodleys room, HANG THEM BOTH

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-07-24 13:53

    Sick bastard!

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-07-24 14:04


      amanda.roos.319 - 2012-07-24 14:14

      Life in prison is TOO good. He has the right to have a very COSY life in prison where as Louis`s life was cut short by his EVIL THOUGHTS & HANDS. Ijust don`r hope his Ex wife blames herself for this. Might be that something was NOT going on in the bedroom, that is why he raped girls.

      amanda.roos.319 - 2012-07-24 14:40

      And another thing, Why the sudden interest in the BIBLE ? Is he that stupid or just ignorant to really think he would be forgiven by God for what he did. He must just remember : EVEN SATAN BELIEVES IN GOD. And here God will be very generous to hand him over to Satan.

      pyn.appel - 2012-07-24 14:43

      Amanda, think about it ... life in prison where he can then be used by his fellow inmates in the same way he used his victims! Death penalty for him would be over to quick!

  • tumi.mkhondo - 2012-07-24 14:39

    Oooooooh white people rape too? What a shame...

      amanda.roos.319 - 2012-07-24 14:44

      White MEN ! Don`t count us women in. And WHITE men with nothing between the ears like Jaco Steyn.

      Gypsey - 2012-07-24 15:37

      Tumi get a life!!!! Stop turning this into a racial issue. Rape is a heinous crime no matter who perpertrated the crime!!!!!! This guy deserves to be handed over to the families of his victims and they can meet out some street justice - that is the only thing a rapist deserves.

      sharyn.dabbs - 2012-07-25 13:57

      Sorry but what has race got to do with anything?

      annelize.pretorius.144 - 2012-07-26 08:09

      If you dont have anything else to comment, then Tumi's comment will probably be the only thing left to comment. Do you even know what it is about or do you just spend your days looking for a blog to comment something stupid. Yes white men rape to, do you feel better now?

      ohattingh - 2012-08-03 15:02

      Tumi, what is a stupid person like you doing reading a serious article like this... stick to Disney channel dear, thats more up your alley... Leave these chat platforms to the adults please...

  • sikender.raidan - 2012-07-24 14:57

    Tumi dont make it a race issue. A criminal is a criminal irrespective of color. I would say "HANG HIM HIGH"... we need death penalty back. In prison he will enjoy my tax money to the extent of getting 5* health care which many honest citizens cannot afford.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-24 16:36

      Grow up Tumi!..I just thank God not all black people are racist like you! Rape does not have a colour!

  • courtney.harding.7 - 2012-07-24 14:58

    Death to this monster!

  • abed.khan1 - 2012-07-24 14:59

    all rapist's should be castrated and something sharp and rough should be put in their rear end

  • jody.beggs - 2012-07-24 17:58

    He's a xian and will be forgiven for his crimes. Weird!

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