Two accused of murdering Jesse Hess, grandfather threaten legal action over DNA delays

2020-02-12 13:57

The two men accused of murdering Cape Town student Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan demand proof that they are linked to the murders, otherwise they will institute civil action, court hears.

I hope this time he doesn't come out - Jesse Hess' family after relative appears in court for double murder

2019-11-20 14:36

It's been almost 20 years since Jesse Hess's father last saw his ex-wife's cousin, David van Boven. On Wednesday, he saw the man who once called him "Uncle Lance", appearing in the dock for his daughter's murder.

Jesse Hess' father: 'The only thing that will make me happy is if her killer is given a couple of life sentences'

2019-11-17 07:12

Jesse Hess was afraid of the relative who has since been identified as a person of interest in her murder, her paternal family has revealed.

'Glory to God' – Jesse Hess' aunt after person of interest arrested in separate rape case

2019-11-13 16:30

The person of interest wanted in connection with the murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather has been arrested for the rape of another Cape Town teenager.

'I need to know what happened' - Jesse Hess's family celebrate her 19th birthday as murder probe continues

2019-10-29 07:49

When Sandy Hess tucked into her slice of chocolate cake on her niece Jesse’s 19th birthday, the treat was bittersweet. Usually, she would be forced to settle for vanilla, Jesse’s favourite.

Murdered Jesse Hess dreamt of becoming a preacher, mourners told

2019-09-07 17:06

A video of a larger-than-life Jesse Hess, dancing and sliding down the aisle of the Church of the Nazarene as she lip syncs to a song, reduced mourners to tears during the funeral service of the Cape Town student who spent 90% of her free time in the congregation.

Slain Jesse Hess' dream of being famous 'stolen, shattered into a nightmare' - lecturer

2019-09-04 18:03

Theology student Jesse Hess dreamed of becoming famous one day, but her name reached the headlines because of someone else's undoing of her, a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) said at her memorial.


From #AmINext to xenophobia, the stories that rocked SA in 2019

2020-01-01 07:21

From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.

'Why do you want to see my face?' - Jeers as Jesse Hess' relative, second man appear for double murder

2019-11-20 10:47

Jeers rang out in the Bellville Magistrate's Court as a shackled David van Boven was escorted into the dock along with an accomplice for the murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan, three months after they were found dead in their home.

Man allegedly linked to Jesse Hess, grandfather's murders was out on parole

2019-11-15 14:02

A relative and person of interest in the double murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather, Chris Lategan has made an appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for the alleged rape of a Hanover Park teenager.

Relative identified as person of interest in murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather

2019-11-13 11:12

A relative has been identified as a person of interest in the murder of Capetonian Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris, the former University of the Western Cape student’s family has confirmed.

POEM: Antjie Krog on SA's horrific #AmINext week

2019-09-08 08:01

'So here we are today to claim ourselves, to claim our bodies,' writes Krog in the wake of a South Africa's week of horror.

UCT suspends academic activities for the week to allow campus community to 'heal'

2019-09-04 18:11

The university says this will allow the campus community to reflect and heal as they continue to mourn the death of first-year-student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Youth leader Jesse Hess won radio prize hours before she and grandfather were murdered

2019-09-03 13:29

Nineteen-year-old Jesse Hess was excited about winning a competition on a radio show, because she could spoil her grandparents and aunt who took her in. Hours later, she and her grandfather were found murdered in their Parow home.

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