AS IT HAPPENED: 'I was in shock, I wanted this thing off her neck' - Jason Rohde testifies about finding Susan in the bathroom

2018-05-30 09:54

Murder accused Jason Rohde faces another day on the witness stand as he testifies in his trial over the death of his wife.

Murder accused Jason Rohde testifies during his tr

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Van Niekerk asks for an adjournment  

Court adjourns until 09:30 on Thursday  

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I wasn't paying attention to the cord or the number of times it was wrapped around her neck, says Rohde  

Van Niekerk won't walk away from making Rohde commit on exactly how he found Susan

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Rohde says he held Susan up and demonstrates it in court

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Rohde demonstrates how he found Susan

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Debate over the tightness of the knot  

I meant the tension around the neck was very tight, says Rohde

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Van Niekerk asks Rohde to step up to the door

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Judge has returned

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Jason Rohde: 'I already have a life sentence'

After two days of testifying about his affair and the discovery of his wife Susan's hanging body, businessman Jason Rohde turned to Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe on Wednesday and said he had already been given a "life sentence".

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Louis Van Niekerk is the co-author of Rule of Law and the Role of the Media

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Part of the NPA team that investigated and prosecuted organised crime and corruption

Van Niekerk prosecuted those responsible for the 1999 gang rape and murder of 14-year-old Valencia Farmer

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Prosecutor Louis Van Niekerk is a senior state advocate  

Appointed to the NPA in June 2002

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Court adjourns for Van Niekerk to set up the door

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Van Niekerk takes a different approach: That must have taken some force to move someone like that?

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I moved her with my right hand  

Once again, Rohde is careful to point out that it was "not with a throttling motion"

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Van Niekerk takes Rohde through the night before Susan's death  

Incident in the bathroom that Van der Spuy talked Rohde through  

Rohde has to replay the events

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Rohde admits that he was still hiding the fact that he was having a relationship at the conference  

Van Niekerk circling for a murder motive

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Van Niekerk asks if the daughter's mind was put to rest  

Rohde says that she worries a lot

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Despite being instructed not to name the children, Rohde names his middle daughter again.  

Corrects himself

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Rohde says Susan told the daughter the couple was having difficulties

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