Man in court for vet's rape, murder

2014-12-15 21:45

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

White River - The case against a Mpumalanga man accused of murdering, raping, and robbing veterinarian Rensia DeWet was on Monday postponed to next year.

The 30-year-old accused, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, appeared briefly in the White River Magistrate's Court on Monday, a Sapa correspondent reported.

The man would remain in custody and the case was postponed to 12 January.

The accused, believed to have been an employee at the Nottinghill Equestrian Estate, near White River, where DeWet, 46, lived, was arrested in KaMagugu outside Mbombela on Saturday after police received a tip-off.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said DeWet was murdered in her home on the equestrian estate in Yaverland, near White River, on 9 December.

She was found half naked in a pool of blood in her bedroom. She had multiple stab wounds. Her house had been ransacked.

"Police have not yet identified what was stolen from the house as she was staying alone," said Mohlala.

DeWet's uncle Robert du Rant on Monday said his niece was expected to be buried on Friday afternoon.

"We are currently at the mortuary making all necessary arrangements for her death certificate. We hope she will be buried on Friday afternoon unless something in the investigation comes up. But, for now, we plan to have the funeral on Friday afternoon," he said.

Read more on:    mbombela  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.