Condolences in Parliament for author Winnie Rust

2016-05-26 17:25
Winnie Rust (Supplied)

Winnie Rust (Supplied)

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Cape Town - Murdered Wellington author Winnie Rust received a special mention in Parliament on Thursday when the Inkatha Freedom Party offered its condolences.

IFP MP Narend Singh said the Boland town was still in shock after the 77-year-old writer was found dead in her home in Third Avenue, Uitsig, on May 11.

Her husband, Dr Manie Rust, 87, found her dead on the kitchen floor after waking up to the sound of the bell at the gate around 15:30. She had injuries to her face, and her hands and feet were bound.

Promising athlete Nigel Plaatjies, 18, and his uncle Johannes Plaatjies, 34, appeared in the Wellington Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection with her death.

Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that Rust started helping the young man financially after she noticed how he excelled at sports. He matriculated last year.

Singh sent condolences to the Rust family and to Wellington residents.

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