Delays in Meghan Cremer murder trial as case hits another speed bump

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Activists protest outside the Athlone Magistrate's Court to oppose bail for the murder suspects who were found in possession of slain Meghan Cremer's vehicle.
Activists protest outside the Athlone Magistrate's Court to oppose bail for the murder suspects who were found in possession of slain Meghan Cremer's vehicle.
PHOTO: Brenton Geach, Gallo Images
  • Jeremy Sias stands accused of 29-year-old Meghan Cremer's murder, which took place two years ago.
  • In the early hours of 8 August 2019, Cremer's body was found at a sand mine in Philippi, five days after she disappeared.
  • The case was postponed to 19 March and Sias will remain in custody.


The murder trial of slain horse rider Meghan Cremer has hit another speed bump. The trial was expected to start in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Jeremy Sias stands accused of the 29-year-old's murder, which took place two years ago.

Sias made a quick appearance after his legal representative told the court he had ended her mandate, adding there was a "break in trust" and she had explained to him he would need to seek legal aid assistance.

READ | Murdered Meghan Cremer strangled with blue ribbon, State charges as trial heads to High Court

In the early hours of 8 August 2019, Cremer's body was found at a sand mine in Philippi, five days after she disappeared from near the Vaderlansche Rietvlei stud farm.

Prosecutor Emily van Wyk said: "This process will have to be delayed for him to get legal aid."

The case was postponed to 19 March, and Sias will remain in custody.

Cremer was found with her hands bound and had a restraint around her neck.

Sias, who was a general worker where Cremer lived, faces charges of murder, theft and defeating the ends of justice.

He used her bank card several times to make withdrawals at an ATM.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Would you choose to continue working from home after the coronavirus lockdown if given the option?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's much better for me
40% - 6591 votes
No ways! I can't wait to get back to the office
12% - 1934 votes
A mixture of both would suit me best
48% - 7932 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.61
(0.0)
GBP/ZAR
20.02
(0.0)
EUR/ZAR
17.37
(0.0)
AUD/ZAR
11.13
(0.0)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(0.0)
Gold
1,743.98
(0.0)
Silver
25.25
(0.0)
Platinum
1,204.50
(0.0)
Brent Crude
62.95
(-0.4)
Palladium
2,641.93
(0.0)
All Share
67,191
(+0.2)
Top 40
61,459
(+0.3)
Financial 15
12,123
(+0.8)
Industrial 25
87,544
(+0.1)
Resource 10
68,608
(+0.2)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo