Uncle, nephew accused of killing author Winnie Rust to appear

2016-06-07 05:26
Nigel Plaatjies being led to a police car (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Nigel Plaatjies being led to a police car (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Wellington - The two men accused of killing Wellington author Winnie Rust will appear in the Wellington Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Nigel Plaatjies, 18, and his uncle Johannes Plaatjies, 34, are accused of killing the 77-year-old in her Third Avenue, Uitsig home two weeks ago.

During their last appearance, loved ones applauded the 18-year-old Nigel when he made his way out of court to police vehicles. They were, however, not so appreciative of the youngster's uncle.

Some were in tears as Nigel walked out with a jacket covering his face. The teen is a star athlete who residents have described as a local hero. He was financially supported by Rust.

Rust was found dead in her home on May 11 2016. Her husband, Dr Manie Rust, 87, was woken up by the sound of the bell at the gate around 15:30.

When he got up to see who was at the gate, he found his wife dead on the kitchen floor. She had injuries to her face and her hands and feet were bound.

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