AS IT HAPPENED: 'You are going to die today' - messages between Susan, Jason Rohde

2017-11-06 10:17

A cellphone conversation between Jason and Susan Rohde shows threatening messages exhanged between the couple the day before her body was found in the Spier hotel room.


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Later the evening, at 19:22:09, Jason sent a message to Susan which read: I'm sorry about tonight", to which Susan replies "Come and fetch me".

Jason continues in saying "I can't leave her I'm waiting outside for you.

"Susan replies: "Duck you [sic]

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At 12:00:08

Jason: "What the duck are you calling me for [sic]!!!!"

Susan: "thought it was finished"

Jason: "We are finished"

Susan: "Threaten me once more Jason!!!!!!!!"

Jason: "You made that choice"

06 Nov 13:04

At 11:34:11:

Susan: "Why is she a contact"

Jason: "Because if I call her it will come up on seri your idiot!!![sic]. Now leave, I had enough. On my work day you are doing this to me. I want you now now and I don't care about the consequences."

Susan: "Take it off"

Jason: I'm in the conference!!!!"

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At 11:03:18

Jason: "Oh for f**k sakes I'm sitting in a conference with 150 people watching me!!!!"

Susan: "You are going to die today and so is she!!!!!!!!"

Susan: "Change those f***ing numbers on your phone that are blocked to normal numbers now and not letters."

Jason: "What is your problem!!!!"

Susan: "You are a [devious] f***ing bastard!!!!!"

Jason: "U can now pack your bag and leave."

06 Nov 12:47

Messages between Susan and Jason Rohde the day before she died (July 23, 2016) have been presented in court.

The messages reveal an argument between the Rohdes concerning Jolene Alterskye.

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ICYMI: Previously, the court has heard about WhatsApp chat messages sent between handsets belonging to Susan Rohde and her husband's mistress in the hours leading up to her death.

This was evidence presented by data expert Warrant Officer Mias Engelbrecht.

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Rohde trial starts with reminder that ito order, contents of WhatsApps, messages between Susan, Jason, Jolene not for publication.

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Rohde's wife's family prejudged and ostracised him, court hears

Murder accused Jason Rohde claims that his wife's family ostracised and prejudged him long before he became an accused in her murder, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday.

So bad was the situation that Rohde didn't even stay for tea at her funeral, the court heard.

"My client was treated by your wife, by his father-in-law as if he was a murderer. He was ostracised, he was victimised and he was prejudged before his day in court," advocate Pete Mihalik put to Rohde's brother-in-law, Peter Norton.

Norton, who was testifying in Rohde’s trial, said he thought "there was compassion mixed with suspicion".

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