'Sunday Rapist' denies murder

2012-08-27 12:18

Johannesburg - Alleged "Sunday Rapist" 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.

Steyn testified that he went out to find a prostitute on the day of De Waal's murder in October 2011.

This would explain, he said, why his cellphone GPS coincidentally 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's denial that he knew the murdered girl caused De Waal's mother to exclaim: "I don't believe it."

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

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.

On Thursday, Kolbe postponed the matter to Monday morning as Steyn was sick and to give the defence more time to prepare. The State closed its case on Wednesday.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-08-27 12:32

    WHAT??? This is like Julius Malema denying he's a trouble maker!

      procold2 - 2012-08-27 13:54


  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-27 12:34

    Yes your right, Steyn is SICK!! SICK IN HIS HEAD!!! KILL HIM!!!

      marc.rule - 2012-08-27 12:36

      Kill him very slow.

  • marc.rule - 2012-08-27 12:35

    Hand him over to the families of the victim’s. An eye for an eye!!!!!!!!

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-08-27 13:58

      This guy is in love with his own "cleverness". He had too much time to think this through to come up with these stories.

  • ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-27 12:42

    "Alleged "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn has denied knowing murdered teenager Louise de Waal." I am sure he has denied it! He probably didn't take the time to find out her name before he committed this most heinous crime. I would love to know how it is that he was found to be in possession of her belongings if he did not know her. I remember that day last year when the call went out over the radio of her being snatched en-route to school and could not believe that she was murdered so quickly. May he be so severely punished that he will never, NEVER, never see the light of day again.

  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-08-27 12:53

    Piece of crap has already confessed, why is anyone paying any attention to his denial now?

      mokgadi.mahloborakgoale - 2012-08-27 13:52

      Just a waste of the court's time. Hopefully they make him pay for the time too, If he can't just add on to his sentence

      eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-08-27 13:55

      I dont know why anybody is paying attention to this animal's denail now, but what really does bother me is...why does he even get a chance to speak??? Just lock the thing up and let the prisoners have their way with him.

  • - 2012-08-27 13:56

    and the call to his wife admiting guilt and saying this time they got him ?? She even testified against him! Sick pervert

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