Murdered Pretoria teen's mom: 'All I do is pray and hope for answers'

2018-08-23 11:11

The mother of Anika Smit, who was raped, murdered and had her hands chopped off in her father’s house in Pretoria North eight years ago, has been in court.

'Smiley' van Wyk's DNA doesn't match that found at scene of Anika's murder - lawyer

2017-02-01 10:21

The State has no case against André “Smiley” van Wyk because his DNA does not match that found at the scene of Anika Smit's murder, his lawyer says.

Smiley van Wyk says his Anika Smit murder confession was false

2017-01-31 14:58

André "Smiley" van Wyk says he is sorry that his “false confession” about the murder of Anika Smit gave her parents false hope and wasted the police’s time.

Anika Smit murder accused's psychiatric evaluation extended

2016-11-25 11:38

The man accused of murdering teenager Anika Smit will spend more time in psychiatric evaluation, the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Man in dock for Anika Smit murder

2016-10-25 05:51

A man who handed himself over to police last month will appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court in connection with the rape, mutilation and murder of Anika Smit.

Anika Smit murder case to resume

2016-09-26 06:32

A 24-year-old man is set to make his second appearance in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder and mutilation of teenager Anika Smit.

Anika Smits' father, ex-boyfriend relieved after man hands himself in

2016-09-19 13:55

Slain teenager Anika Smit's father is emotional but relieved after a 24-year-old man was charged with her murder, rape and mutilation.

Anika Smit suspect due in court

2016-09-19 07:30

Six years after the brutal slaying of Pretoria teen Anika Smit, a man who handed himself in at the weekend is to make an appearance in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court.

‘Vampire’ gets new lawyer for Anika Smit murder inquest

2016-05-18 13:55

Damian Treeby, a person of interest in the Anika Smit murder inquest, has found new legal representation.

Anika Smit's dad not capable of killing his daughter, court hears

2016-02-29 17:30

Anika Smit's father was not capable of killing his own daughter, one of his friends has told a court, adding that she was possibly involved with Satanism.


Murdered Anika Smit's father wants inquest to continue

2017-08-18 18:14

The father of murdered teen Anika Smit wants the inquest into her death to continue, despite a suspect being arrested last year.

'Call me Smiley Scissor Hands' - Anika Smit murder accused to cellmates

2017-01-31 16:43

The suspect in the Anika Smit murder has allegedly told his cellmates that he wants to be called "Smiley Scissor Hands" and has "two hands dripping with blood" tattooed on his chest.

'Smiley' van Wyk to apply for bail in Anika Smit murder case

2017-01-17 13:16

André “Smiley” van Wyk, who was charged with the murder of Anika Smit, will apply for bail.

Anika Smit accused to start psychiatric evaluation

2016-10-25 11:14

André van Wyk, accused of killing Pretoria teenager Anika Smit, has been sent for psychiatric evaluation at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital.

Anika Smit murder accused sent for psychiatric evaluation

2016-09-26 12:03

The 26-year-old man accused of murdering Anika Smit in 2010 will be sent for psychiatric evaluation, the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court has ordered.

Please don't call me vampire anymore - says Anika Smit's friend

2016-09-19 16:03

The man once suspected of Pretoria teenager Anika Smit's murder has requested that people no longer refer to him as "The Vampire".

Man in court for Anika Smit murder

2016-09-19 11:14

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court after handing himself in over the murder of teenager Anika Smit, who was brutally killed in her home six years ago.

Man arrested in connection with Anika Smit's murder

2016-09-17 16:18

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Anika Smit, who was killed in 2010, Gauteng police say.

Inquest into Anika Smit's murder back in court

2016-05-17 05:41

An inquest into the murder of teenager Anika Smit, who was brutally killed in her father's house in March 2010, is expected to resume at the High Court in Pretoria.

Neighbour tells court of day Anika's body was found - As it happened

2016-02-29 12:30

The inquest into the murder and mutilation of teenager Anika Smit has wrapped for the day in Pretoria, with neighbour Roelof Pottas giving testimony on the day her body was found. WARNING: Graphic detail.

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