Ex-Matie killer describes murder in detail

2012-03-05 22:27

Cape Town - Former computer science student Jacobus Eksteen bought two stun guns on the internet as part of his plan to kidnap, rape and murder the young woman who had spurned his love, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday

Eksteen was jailed for 30 years on Monday for kidnapping, raping and murdering fellow student Erin van Rensburg in June 2009.

He was friends with Van Rensburg's brother Byron, also a student, who shared an apartment with his sister.

In order to gain access to the apartment on a day that Byron would be away in Bellville, Cape Town, on business, Eksteen pretended he wanted to work on Byron's computer.

Another male student, with whom Erin had started a relationship, was writing exams that day, which meant Erin would be alone in the apartment.

In a plea bargain document, Eksteen told how she had allowed him into the apartment. He had with him a bag containing all the items he needed to carry out his plan, including a pair of socks to stuff into Erin's mouth to render her unconscious, and a suitcase with wheels.

Eksteen intended placing the unconscious woman in the suitcase and taking her to his family's holiday home in Langebaan, where he would rape and murder her.

While working on the computer, he called Erin into the room on the pretext that he needed her to show him where documents were stored on the computer. As she did so, he attacked her, holding a stun gun against her neck. This hurt her, but did not render her unconscious and a struggle ensued.

When she tried to escape, Eksteen grabbed her by the throat. He tried to strangle her. She lost consciousness, but kept coming round. To prevent her recovering, he tightly tied a rope around her neck.

He then put her into the suitcase and took her to his apartment. He wanted to confront her about the way in which she had spurned him.

He had sex with her there while she was unconscious, but still alive.

Soon afterwards, he realised that she had died, which meant he could no longer confront her, according to his plea bargain.

  • marnusmnorval - 2012-03-05 22:51

    I say give her friends and parants a chance to make up their own plan and get the f#$%^&

      Janice - 2012-03-06 07:27

      Agreed!!! This thing sounds like a scary novel!!! SICK SICK individual!!!

      Dave - 2012-03-06 08:23

      @Bardy - that is the most pathetic and sick attempt at humour I have ever had the misfortune of reading. Where is your humanity? You are a cretin (look it up).

      dumisiledee - 2012-03-06 10:07

      This trash watches to many thriller movies, what a filthy mind he has.

      Lucia - 2012-03-06 11:33

      This guy is going to get a hard time in jail!!! He will regret every second of the deed he has done!! Bad, bad boy!

  • lydonmcg - 2012-03-05 23:11

    Desperate, disgusting fool!

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-06 10:39

      And those people who always blame the otherside, i mean trolls like John.

      JJ - 2012-03-06 11:38

      Yeah pretty desperate... Why does it say "murder ex" though, doesn't seem to me that they dated, poor reporting again?

  • Staalburger - 2012-03-06 00:44

    I am just thinking, what precautions could this poor woman have taken. Here was someone whom she trusted on a certain level with plans to rape and murder her. Do we really have to live a life where you have to distrust almost everyone? It is so so sad, it really is. If only the sicko's out there had some or other feature that enabled the rest of us to see them for who they are before they do any damage. My heart goes out to her family.

      inwardk - 2012-03-06 01:36

      If she previously felt a vibe from him, she should not have been alone with him. But us women do stupid things. Driving along in Sandton 2 days ago, I got really lost and wanted to ask directions from a car guard standing on the pavement. So I unwound my passenger window completely. What a stupid thing to do! He folded his arms leaning deep into the open window, eyes darting inside to see what he could grab. I had a helluva time getting him to back out again - eventually had to drive forward slowly, then he got up & walked away.

      Bluemast - 2012-03-06 02:26

      @inwardk - please get with the program - "GPS" - Old technology already! Unless you want to become another statistic, that was very stupid of you! Trust no one!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-06 05:06

    What a sick little prick, he to shouldnt be allowed to live, OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-03-06 05:08

    I love China and Botswana laws. These countries have in thier laws right sentences for such murders and rapist. Our laws are friendly to criminals. One bullets one criminal, one bullet one drug mule and castration to all rapist finish and klaar!!! Rapists and murders have huge previlages in jails, they can graduate with chains of degrees that law abiding citizen can't afford to pay for. They eat for free, sleep for free and watch TV for free, stay for free... Bring back the rope!!

      Philip - 2012-03-06 07:27

      With you on this one!

      David - 2012-03-06 07:27

      Nkosinathi, I agree with you! Here we have a guy that thinks the world owes him and that his feelings are superior to others. And he wantonly kills those that does not agree with him. He should just be removed from society. But no, now he is part of your life and my life because you and me now have to feed him and keep him alive. You know what? There are hundreds of little kids running (living) on the streets that I would rather my and your tax money feed than this low life unthankful creature!

      Tony - 2012-03-06 11:40

      amen sister agree wholeheartedly

      Herman - 2012-03-07 00:31


  • Joseph Matebane - 2012-03-06 05:15

    This man is twisted. Looking at all these comments I think government should introduce a chill pill policy for all South Africans... Others are screaming death penalty others are screaming race.... Haaai.

      Merven - 2012-03-06 07:43

      Jip, as I said before, if someone rapes or murder he/she must loose their human rights and be treated as such, no matter what race or political orientation.

  • Silvana - 2012-03-06 05:36

    SCUMBAG!! No wonder she spurned your "love", she obviously saw through you.

      Ian - 2012-03-06 07:13

      love, what love, this prick didnt have a romantic bone in his body, all he wanted was sex sex sex, scum like that only want to take, well now papa can take his ass in prison

  • Mark - 2012-03-06 06:27

    Bring back the death penalty

      Moraka - 2012-03-06 16:14

      subjecting him to a death penalty will just be doing him a favour because it will be over quickly. let those in prison teach him a lesson with their very long and hard pipes, believe you me he will be on a wheel chair when he gets out after 30 years.

  • braamc - 2012-03-06 06:34

    No excuse - go rot in jail

  • Pumlani Poni - 2012-03-06 06:46


  • Tintsoalo KayoWachris Baloyi - 2012-03-06 07:22

    This is a sick man. its a shame that a woman had 2 die a senseless death before his psychosis could be exposed. This is a man she knew and trusted,she could not have foreseen this. its unfortunately true for many victims,that their suffering is inflicted by someone they know.

  • malinda.cassidy - 2012-03-06 07:27

    and he gets 30 years? He will behave himself well in jail, even 'help' others in jail, find the Lord and have his sentence reduced, be out in no time. And still that does not bring Erin back. My sincere condolences to the van Rensburg family. Please start giving meaningful sentences to egomaniacs, rapists and murderers who destroy families When are we going to end this scourge of people who think they may destroy others because they do not get what they want?

      Merven - 2012-03-06 07:49

      There is always hope, maybe he will follow the same path as the clown that murdered the Human girl.

  • Travers - 2012-03-06 07:36

    human waste

  • Gary - 2012-03-06 07:51

    who does sh*t like that? seriously!!!

      Bigsister - 2012-03-06 08:59

      That is kinda what I thought, who does sh.t like that? I cant believe people can be so sick in the head, but then look at the Modimolle Monster - more sick. I always thought America had a lot of wierdo's but I think SA has produced some real sicko's recently. Its quite scarey.

      Bigsister - 2012-03-06 09:02

      And then why send them to jail, I mean is there any chance that they will become rehabilitated? This is such a waste of resources.

  • Charmaine - 2012-03-06 08:04

    May this rapist rot in Hell. God heal the family of the victims. I still say that these criminals should be floged in public as well.

  • TBlogger - 2012-03-06 08:06

    Sick Bastard!!!!! I hope he gets whats coming to him in prison...

  • SGL - 2012-03-06 08:07

    When are men going to realise that women are not possessions and they have no right to force their will on a woman???!!!! Erin had no feelings for this jerk - he should have got over his huge misplaced ego and gone on with his life! Now he will just have to get over himself in his little cell - pity it's not for life.

      planetdonovan - 2012-03-06 08:24

      interesting how you identify personally with the victim, Erin, and yet the perpetrator is just representative of "men".

      Thuthuka - 2012-03-06 08:37

      *confused* What do you mean "men"? That's rather general, isn't it? Doubt you'll get your answer here.

      Lauren - 2012-03-06 11:06

      This might not be true of all men but it's certainly true of many men and far too many South African men. Men who are still of the mindset that a woman is a thing to be possessed, that in some sense she must be owned. And it's not something that's particular to a certain culture but true of men across the cultural divide in this country.

      mike.clery - 2012-03-06 11:24

      No, not men only. This looks like another case of someone never having learnt that you can't have everything you want. It reminds me of the Dina Rodrigues case - she had a baby murdered so she could "have" the man she wanted. If the way parents over-indulge their children today is any indication, expect more cases like these in future.

  • Lyzelle - 2012-03-06 08:23

    30 years on paper only - look what is happening regarding the scum in the Allison case!!!!!!!!! 17 years is deemed enough "punishment"

      Thuthuka - 2012-03-06 09:00

      Lyzelle, scary world we are brining children into, isn't it? 30 years including rape and murder convictions, and I have not seen anything about "without possibility of parole". He'll probably walk in less than 10 (look at the w/kloof 4). Does one have to go to law school to understand these things? What the **** is going on!?

      Mike - 2012-03-06 13:03

      And meanwhile Allison has to endure her burden for the rest of her life.

  • Rechelle - 2012-03-06 08:28

    Horrible, absolutely horrible!

  • Caroline Musindo - 2012-03-06 08:33

    i hope they rape him four times a day there. he must know huw it feels. he is so sick..

      Bluemast - 2012-03-06 09:29

      oh believe me, depending in which prison he lands he could be raped up to 4000 times! That was my last figure, the prisons are way over-full now, it could be more ring-sting for him, and they do not hand out any lube there! :-)

  • Ashuvha - 2012-03-06 08:44

    If you thought only Africans commit crimes like these,think again.

      Bigsister - 2012-03-06 09:03

      Moron - who said that?

      Ashuvha - 2012-03-06 09:04

      bigsister you are the mother of all morons,stupid fool.

      leigh.ridgway - 2012-03-06 10:25

      Trust Ashuvha to be THE ONLY ONE on this forum to bring race into this! Bigsister hit the nail on the head, MORON!

      adrian.strydom - 2012-03-06 12:17

      Since you want to play the race card read this:

      Ashuvha - 2012-03-06 15:38

      ridg01 This forum has always been full of racial statements you idiot.

      stampalex - 2012-03-07 09:09

      MMmmm yes... but let's face - it's mostly (by far) Africans. Of course, slight difference - they rape anything of any age and murder similarly. At least when a white person does this we all codemn them equally - we do not call them "Mother of the Nation" and look for excuses from the Boer war to justify their behaviour.

  • Nokuthula - 2012-03-06 08:48

    This is just sick 30 years.... NOT ENOUGH. We should have "an eye for an eye" justice system. Rape him until his unconscious and burry him alive just as his did to Erin.

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-03-06 08:59

    This is so sick & so sad.... prayers still go out to all her family and friends. x RIP

  • rosemarie.slomp - 2012-03-06 09:21

    I am fortunate enough to have Erin's parents for friends and have known Erin since she was a baby. She is very much loved and respected as she just was that type of person. a Slender whisp of a girl, full of mischief, love and clever as well !!!!!! She just was unique, but also scared of her murderer. She even had him blocked from her mobile. May the healing begin my dear friends and god bless you all.xxxxxxx

      Bluemast - 2012-03-06 09:39

      My heart goes out for you Rosemarie!!! Sorry about the loss - may this thug rot in jail and never see the light of day ever! A little inside info from a former employee withing the correctional services myself - inmates, even though they are criminals themselves, don't take rapists lightly and they usually give these new inmates who committed rape quite a lashing - if that is any consolation. He definately won't have it easy!

  • Dianne - 2012-03-06 09:31

    This man is one sick, perverted, demented bastard! Hang him!

  • Compos - 2012-03-06 09:51

    And this guy went to varsity????

      Mikkel - 2012-03-06 10:51


  • Francois - 2012-03-06 10:15

    let the filth rot in jail

  • Dianne - 2012-03-06 11:04

    30 years....what a laugh!.. This pr*ck deserves to be hanged by the neck until dead, Dead, DEAD!

      Mike - 2012-03-06 13:06

      They wont hang the ass because it is denying him his human rights, but what about the human rights he denied her? This is where I believe in the eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth creed

  • Hugo - 2012-03-06 11:27


  • Cheryl - 2012-03-06 11:33

    Condolences to Erin's family. 30 years is not enough. What I can't fathom is the fact that both Eksteen's parents are medical doctors. I am not but I can tell by glancing at his face (and his wiild Charles manson-like eyes) that he is a very disturbed young man. How could they not know that he needed psychiatric help. He must have been very obsessive growing up and that's a primary indicator.

  • Paula - 2012-03-06 11:52

    You going to be a top shortly you crack ass.Watch how you get spurned around in jail....will make you wish you was unconcious with socks in your mouth...

  • Pur - 2012-03-06 12:00

    We have this crazy Eksteen maniac and the Lotter brother and sister who murdered their parents and the Lord knows how many others sitting in jail for terrible murders and rapes, and they can all be back on the streets after serving less than 1/3 of their sentences. Sorry, but in my book 7 to 8 years is not enough of a deterrent. If we don't want to hang them, lets at least make life imprisonment mean LIFE. Rot in jail until they are dead. I even like the system in many Arab countries. The state locks you up, but doesn't supply food or water. Let anyone who still cares about the murderer feed them or let them starve. Who cares.

      Cheryl - 2012-03-06 12:28

      Now we're talking. that system would work for me. No food, no education, no TV, no books..... Indeed, let that come from anyone who cares whether they live or die instead of our back pockets which are overburdened as it is.

  • Cristina - 2012-03-06 13:41

    Sick sick sick man!!!... so what if she didn't fancy you..was that reason enough to kill her??! bastard!!..her poor poor family!!

  • Estelle - 2012-03-06 14:34

    Sick bastard who took advantage of a girl's trust. Wish this could have been prevented. Don't feel a bit of sympathy for him, hope he rots in jail.

  • trix.duvenage - 2012-03-06 15:01

    Katje-Balsshoff. Kapater die hond....

  • Grant - 2012-03-06 15:04

    Hang him

  • flysouth - 2012-03-06 15:57

    Death sentence for this walking turd - the only way to go!

  • Niemeijer - 2012-03-06 16:00

    I wish we had a death sentence 4 this guy.....

  • Daniel - 2012-03-06 16:58

    How many sickos like these are out there?????????? If this guy was a "normal" student at Maties, how many more are there???

      Gabriela Gatyene - 2012-03-07 08:04

      As if all of us have intentions of raping & buring people in shallow graves.

  • Zania - 2012-03-06 17:59

    Only 30 years? What happened to life for a life?

  • IrvinIco - 2012-03-06 18:41

    Such evil creatures should be locked way in solitary confinement for 30 years.

  • Francois - 2012-03-06 23:09

    IT people...

      Donovan-John - 2012-03-06 23:51

      He was actually an accounting student from what I know ... I'm not sure of the accuracy of this paper.

  • Donovan-John - 2012-03-06 23:47

    In previous reports by news24 he was an accounting student, now he iwas a computer science student .... This is really poor reporting by news24!!!!

  • stampalex - 2012-03-07 09:03

    What a piece of Sh1t... What a miserable excuse for a human being. So premeditated and coherent. I should invite him around to a braai at my place. Me and some of my friends would like to chat to him - and then in a totally spontaneous and unplanned manner, tear him limb from limb.

  • Melinda - 2012-03-07 10:16


  • topdogweb - 2012-03-07 11:35

    What a sick ....

  • Masi Mazi-mazi Tshambu - 2012-03-07 22:25

    yes he deserve 30 year this guy tjoe

  • Tanya Brown - 2012-03-09 07:27

    Hope he gets a taste of his own medicine in Jail!!!

  • Lize-Mari Smit - 2013-09-23 19:36

    You do not know the whole story. She was not all that innocent. Not even the girls that he knew was nice to him. I feel sorry for him, He couldn't even attend his own mothers funeral.

      Shaun De Beer - 2014-08-26 15:31

      You have no idea what you are talking about. Please think about saying things like this before pressing post. This man took a life. He deserves to rot in jail, and in Hell.

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