Satanic attack survivor recalls events

2013-04-18 14:46
Kirsty Theologo (Picture: Beeld)

Kirsty Theologo (Picture: Beeld)

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

Johannesburg - A girl who survived an apparent satanic attack in 2011 told the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Thursday, that her friend called out to her while she lay passed-out during the attack.

The girl, who was 14-years-old at the time, said she felt dizzy and blacked out after drinking alcohol bought by one of the accused, Courtney Daniels.

She said it tasted unusual; not like alcohol.

"I started feeling dizzy. My ears were buzzing and the heat from the fire was blowing in my face," she said.

Daniels, who was also a minor at the time, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, with her co-accused Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, and Lindon Wagner to charges of murder, attempted murder, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The girl, who may not be named as she is a minor, has refused to testify in camera.

She told the court Daniels and Wagner started a fire at the top of the koppie where she and her friend Kirsty Theologo were attacked.

At the time, she thought: "Yoh, that was quick," she said.

Theologo had called to her in a "heart-sore voice". She seemed to be struggling to speak.

The attack

Theologo and the girl were burnt in the attack, in October 2011.

Theologo died of her injuries, but the girl survived.

She told the court that when she came to everything was a blur. While she was trying to focus, she saw Wagner jump on the fire.

She was still trying to recover when she was throttled with her scarf from behind.

She saw it was Wagner who was strangling her, she testified.

Theologo kept calling to her, and saying they should go home.

The girl told the court someone hit Theologo in the face with a brick.

On Wednesday, the court heard Theologo carried her friend back to the house after the attack.

The girl said Theologo was her best friend.

"She was my everything."

Earlier, the girl's mother testified her daughter did not have a lot of friends, but that Theologo had been her closest friend.

Read more on:    kirsty theologo  |  lindon wagner  |  robin harwood

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

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.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.