Opposite sex is my weakness: Jaco Steyn

2012-08-27 14:04

Johannesburg - Alleged "Sunday Rapist" Johannes Jacobus (Jaco) Steyn has denied knowing murdered teenager Louise de Waal.

"I do not know a Louise de Waal at all," he told the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton on Monday.

De Waal's mother, sitting in the public gallery, exclaimed: "I don't believe it."

Judge Sita Kolbe warned if court was disrupted again, proceedings would be held in camera.

Steyn testified that he went to find a prostitute on the day of De Waal's murder in October 2011. This would explain, he said, why his cellphone GPS placed him near where De Waal's body was found. He said he took the prostitute to the Hekpoort area because he was concerned his wife would come home.

Steyn has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder, 11 of rape, 10 of sexual assault, 10 of kidnapping, one of attempted sexual assault, and one of attempted kidnapping.

De Waal's family attended the proceedings. They wore badges with a picture of her face. Members of rights group Women and Men against Child Abuse were outside the court building.

Steyn said he went home at about noon on 12 October 2011 and picked his son up from school at 15:00. He said he heard about De Waal's kidnapping on the radio and that police were looking for a silver bakkie. When he got home he saw police outside his house.

Attempted suicide

"I was scared to approach police with my son in the car... You hear stories about people being arrested and then they just leave the kids there."

He said he took his son to a friend's house and phoned his wife and told her she should find out what was going on.

"I felt guilty about the thing with my wife [the affairs] and decided to see a priest."

He then decided to drive to KwaZulu-Natal. Once there, he tried to commit suicide before handing himself over at the Margate police station.

Anton Lerm, for Steyn, asked his client whether he knew the 11 alleged "Sunday Rapist" victims, aged between 11 and 18. Steyn replied he did not know any of the girls.

Asked why GPS co-ordinates on his phone always put him in the vicinity where the girls were abducted, he said he had numerous affairs.

He said he often made use of prostitutes on the West Rand and around Pretoria. These locations coincided with where these girls were kidnapped, he said.

"I have my weakness with the opposite sex."

Lerm asked Steyn if he had made any admissions related to these crimes to his ex-wife.

"I made no admissions to her," he said.

  • merkwaardig.obskuur - 2012-08-27 14:21

    The DNA evidence should nail him.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-27 14:22

      Why would he willingly hand himself in and then plead not guilty to the charges??? This guy is one wack job!!!

      steve.dupreez - 2012-08-27 15:52

      @michael: More likely a blowjob than a wackjob...

      melt.olckers - 2012-08-27 15:52

      His cellphone signal is already enough to nail him.

      twin.lock.3 - 2012-08-31 11:14

      What DNA evidence. I have not been following he case. I thought they had PROOF and now it seems as if they are giving him a chance to deny and knowledge of the events?

  • sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-08-27 14:31

    "Steyn said he went home at about noon on 12 October 2012" What the heck, fix that typo nEWS24

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-08-27 14:45

      Proof reader on lunch again, I suppose ....

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 15:40

      And they enjoying reading comments and are gonna change it now now

      sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-08-27 15:46

      'Steyn said he went home at about noon on 12 October 2011 " Fixed. For once I felt like a dictator :)

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-08-27 16:07

      *chuckle* if only dictators were as nice as you...

  • sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-08-27 14:34

    Perverts always get caught by technology! Your GPS nailed u boeta.

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 14:38

    Steyn said all these while relaxing on top of the court table. His face is shaped like he is always sniffing drugs.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 15:08

      Or maybe he has just $h!t himself,he really looks funny

  • grantybobbins - 2012-08-27 14:40

    do you guys not proofread??

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-08-27 14:46

      Clearly NOT.

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-08-27 14:54

    I'm quite sure he did not "know" any of the girls. I do not imagine he would have first established a friendship with them, formal introduction etc. before committing the crimes? And guess yes, he picked 'strangers" not friends, so I suppose technically his answer was the truth. I think the prosecution must rephrase the question. How "unlucky" could he be that each time he picks up a hooker it just so happens to be on the same day and in the same place where the victims were taken? Yea sure we all believe in the tooth fairy, easter bunny and Santa Clause as well. Try another one Steyn.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-08-27 15:04

    I also like women, but I don't rape them!

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-08-27 15:17

    Morne Steyn: Getting the backline going is my weakness.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-27 16:32

      hallo.daar.56...You are a Piesangkop!

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-08-27 15:33

    It looks like a pig, walks like a pig and grunts like a pig, chances are....IT'S A PIG!!!.

  • nadineelvina.francis - 2012-08-27 15:42

    If he wasn't guilty why did he run and nogal all the way to Durbs ? Normal people dont think about the cops arresting them as they have nothing to run from even if their car looks exactly like the car the cops are looking for. His story is b/s. RIP Louise justice will be served .

  • jaco.duplessis2 - 2012-08-27 16:16

    This country's weakness is that they don't hang people like you from the nearest tree.

  • lerato.motshana - 2012-08-27 16:26

    This guy is really unbelievable, i dont usually believe people are guilty until i hear how the case is going but not all the girls can be wrong and everytime they are abducted at the same day and time his cellphone signal is found there. He is mad, he must get 11 life sentences and more for all this pain he caused families to go through, mxm.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-08-27 16:49

    Sorry to hear about your problem- my problem is I like to see criminals getting the death sentence. Once the prez of Gambia take over in SA I'll write a special reminder to him about you

  • johan.kruger.39 - 2012-08-28 20:38

    He will be somebody's bitch in jail....pappa wag vir jou.

  • gordon.vanbiljon - 2012-08-29 07:57

    I wonder how many of his stories are fed to him by his lawyer. In that case they both deserve the death sentence.

  • petrov.dubois - 2012-09-03 13:40

    Even if this forum/article closes you can still discuss it on

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