My twin brother not involved in occult, Anika Smit inquest told

2015-09-15 19:08
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Pretoria –The twin sister of a boy, nicknamed “Vampire” on Mxit, has told an inquest into the murder of Anika Smit that he was not involved in the occult.

She became irritated on Tuesday when asked if her brother wore black a lot, saying there was nothing wrong with that.

She said she knew nothing about a book of spells supposedly found in her brother's room or about a message that he was going to snip someone's hair off and place a spell on them.

According to a court order she, her brother and mother may not be named. The inquest, being held because there is no suspect, is sitting in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.

"Vampire" went to the same school as Smit. His mother and sister were questioned about his movements on the day she was killed and about messages he had sent on social networking website Mxit.

"You are jumping to the defence of your brother, just like your mother," lawyer Anton van Staden, representing Smit's boyfriend Nico Venter, told the sister.

"You can bring my Bible to me now, and I will put my hand on my Bible," the young woman replied.

Smit, 17, stayed home from school with an ear infection on March 10 2010. Her father Johan arrived at their Theresapark, Pretoria, home to find she had been raped, her throat slit and her hands chopped off and missing. 

Venter was originally arrested, but the charges were withdrawn. Johan Smit was also questioned. 

The sister was asked how she scratched her brother's neck. This scratch had led to her brother being taken in for questioning.

She said she was furious because her former fiancé broke up with her on Facebook.

She was about to go to his house and confront him when her mother stopped her. The two fought and her twin brother arrived, picked her up and carried her back into their house. That was when she scratched him, she said.

The inquest continues on Wednesday.

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