Man acused of killing Maties student to stay in custody

2017-03-28 14:15
Robyn Pearce who was killed in an apartment in Sea Point. (Facebook)

Robyn Pearce who was killed in an apartment in Sea Point. (Facebook)

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Cape Town - The man accused of killing Stellenbosch University student Robyn Pearce will remain in custody until May 9 to allow for further investigation, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

During his last appearance on December 19, construction worker Wasief Buxbey had no lawyer. He claimed he had murdered Pearce, 20.

"I have already confessed to the murder. I will represent myself," a distraught Buxbey said at the time.

It was not a formal plea to the charge and he was urged to get himself a lawyer, which he had done. Andre Kirsten would represent him.

Pearce was found dead in her mother's flat on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Sea Point on December 2. She had been stabbed in the stomach, and some items were missing from the flat.

At his last appearance, the prosecutor asked for a postponement because a witness report and scene photographs were still outstanding. 

Tuesday's postponement was for the investigation into the humanities student's death to be completed. 

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