ARTICLES RELATING TO WINNIE RUST

2018 femicide cases: The women, the men who murdered them, and where they are now

2019-08-09 14:15

Femicide, or the murder of a woman at the hands of a man, captured national headlines in 2018 with dozens of marches and court cases highlighting the plight of women in the country.

Winnie Rust killers sentenced to life for her murder

2018-03-14 11:26

The two men convicted of the murder of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust have been sentenced to life in prison by the Western Cape High Court.

State demands life sentences for Winnie Rust killers

2018-02-27 14:08

The killers of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust should face life imprisonment, the State has argued in the Western Cape High Court.

Winnie Rust murder accused did not have 'emotional energy to look her family in the eye'

2018-02-20 19:23

Nigel Plaatjies has admitted that he and his uncle planned the robbery of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust, but claims that her murder was never part of their plan.

Two found guilty of robbing, killing writer Winnie Rust

2017-12-04 19:09

The Western Cape High Court has convicted two men of the murder and robbery of author Winnie Rust.

Winnie Rust murder accused will not testify

2017-11-14 16:00

Winnie Rust's daughters sit behind the men accused of murdering their mother as they hear that the men will not testify.

Judge hears of 'buy one, get three free' tik special in Winnie Rust case

2017-10-30 18:18

One of the men accused of the murder of Wellington author Winnie Rust was so popular among Montagu drug dealers that he received special deals when he bought tik, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Winnie Rust, 77, may have tried to fight off killer – pathologist

2017-10-26 13:55

Wellington author Winnie Rust, 77, may have tried to fight off her attacker, the Western Cape High Court has heard during the murder trial of the teenager she had tried to help.

Winnie Rust's alleged killers went on 'relaxed' shopping spree with her bank card - cashier

2017-10-24 14:34

The two men accused of killing writer Winnie Rust are believed to have used her bank card to pay for a cellphone, clothes and groceries on the day of her murder, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

'She was my biggest fan' - Winnie Rust murder accused

2017-10-23 17:20

A promising athlete, who Wellington author Winnie Rust took under her wing, says he helped his uncle rob her, but denied that he killed her.

 

Winnie Rust's family to continue her legacy of hope after her killers get life

2018-03-14 16:57

The family of murdered Wellington writer Winnie Rust have decided to continue her legacy through a foundation in her name, saying: "We choose, as her family, to live as she did, with open arms, not closed doors and closed hearts."

Winnie Rust killers to know their fate

2018-03-14 05:09

Two men convicted of the murder of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust are to learn their fate when the Western Cape High Court sentences them.

I wasn't there, Winnie Rust killer claims

2018-02-21 16:02

Convicted murderer Johannes Plaatjies has denied any involvement in the robbery and murder of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust, claiming to have only been involved in the 'shopping' with her stolen cards.

Winnie Rust murderer dreamt of being a policeman, court hears

2018-02-19 16:33

Celebrated Afrikaans author Winnie Rust was helping Nigel Plaatjies attain his dream of becoming a policeman, but he was plotting her murder, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

State unable to connect accused to Rust murder

2017-11-20 17:14

The State has been unable to place Johannes Plaatjies in the home of acclaimed Afrikaans author Winnie Rust at the time of her murder, it has emerged in the Western Cape High Court.

Rust death scene 'very neat', says cop

2017-10-30 20:57

The body of Wellington author Winnie Rust had been placed "very neatly" on a dog bed in her house, with no sign of a struggle around her, former police officer Niel de Lange has testified

Winnie Rust likely to have been killed by two people - expert

2017-10-26 19:06

A forensic pathologist has told the Western Cape High Court that it was likely that two people were involved in the murder of Wellington author Winnie Rust.

'Piles of stuff' brought home by man accused of author's murder

2017-10-24 21:00

On the day Wellington writer Winnie Rust was killed, one of the men accused of her murder arrived home 'piles of' groceries, electronic goods, and sweets for his children, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Burning candle found next to gas stove at Winnie Rust death scene

2017-10-23 19:29

Winnie Rust's husband, Manie, has told the Western Cape High Court that a burning candle had been left next to a gas stove that had been switched on at the scene of his wife's death.

Winnie Rust murder trial delayed, accused changes lawyer for the fourth time

2017-10-17 13:22

The Winnie Rust murder trial has been delayed for a week because one of the accused has changed his legal representation for a fourth time.

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