Winnie Rust murder accused back in court

2016-10-14 05:56
Winnie Rust (Supplied)

Winnie Rust (Supplied)

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Cape Town - Nigel Plaatjies and his uncle Johannes Plaatjies will return to court on Friday over the murder of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust.

Rust was found dead at her home in Uitsig, Wellington on May 11.

Nigel had been financially supported by Rust, who paid for his tuition and sporting fees. His mother was the domestic worker of Rust's daughter.

The court has heard that the promising athlete regularly visited the author.

In an initial statement, the court heard that he had allegedly been forced by Johannes to help with a burglary.

He was to have kept her occupied while Johannes stole valuables.

Two laptops, rings and a handbag were stolen.

Rust's husband Manie found her dead on the kitchen floor after being woken from a nap by the sound of the bell at their gate.

She had injuries to her face and her hands and feet were bound.

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