Man tells how he killed Cape Town mom

2013-05-22 10:34
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Cape Town - A roof repair man has told a Cape Town court that he stabbed a Claremont mother because she wouldn't pay him the money she owed him.

Moegamat Salie, 31, told the Western Cape High Court that he went to Anzunette du Plessis’s house on 4 October 2012 to check on work he and his father had done to the roof of her house, reported the Cape Argus.

Although Salie pleaded guilty to murder, he denied the murder was premeditated as the prosecution claimed. His plea was then rejected by the judge.

Salie told the court when Du Plessis told him she didn’t have the money for some extra work he had done fixing door locks and the gate, he told her he would take some of her possessions and return them once he had been paid.

“As this was the second or third time I’d requested my money, I intended to keep the goods until she paid me. I took a camera and BlackBerry cellphone in the lounge and iPod in the kitchen.”

He said she started arguing with him and hit him from behind, at which point he took out a knife and stabbed her several times. 

He slit her throat as she reached for the telephone.

Salie took a camera, laptop, iPhone, iPod, flat-screen TV and four diamonds.

The murder happened during the 45 minutes that Du Plessis's child minder had taken her 2-year-old daughter to the park.

 
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