By this time next week, Arnold Terblanche, the man accused of conspiring to murder his estranged wife, Vicki Terblanche, will know whether he’ll be a free man.
Proceedings in the 55-year-old’s bail application finally came to a close in the Gqeberha Magistrates Court today, January 21.
Judgement will take place next Friday, January 28.
In a final attempt to secure bail for his client, one of Terblanche’s legal representatives, Alwyn Griebenow, reiterated that Terblanche should be granted bail as he is the only person fit to take care of the 12-year-old son that he shares with Vicki.
Today’s closing arguments between the defense and the state centered around the testimony of the child’s psychologist, Rozanne Gowar, who testified in court yesterday. Since her testimony reveals sensitive information regarding a minor, a ruling had been made by Magistrate Kriban Pillay that it not be published in the media.
Most of today’s proceedings could thus also not be published.
Terblanche and his co-accused, Vicki’s boyfriend, Reinhardt Leach (32) and Dylan Cullis, face charges ranging from murder to conspiracy to commit murder after Vicki’s body was found in a shallow grave in Greenbushes in October last year.
Leach and Cullis abandoned their bid for bail but were also present in court.