My 9-year nightmare: dad finally gets closure after daughter's murder

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Dries Venter in his Rustenburg home which is adorned with photos of his Andrea and late wife Annetjie. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)
Dries Venter in his Rustenburg home which is adorned with photos of his Andrea and late wife Annetjie. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)

It's been a long, hard nine years of watching and waiting, hoping and praying.

Nearly a decade of pain and loss, anger and despair, of months and months spent driving around with a picture of his daughter’s alleged killer pasted in the back window of his car in case someone recognised him. 

And now, finally, Dries Venter has some form of closure – but the end of the nightmare comes with no happiness, just a sense of relief that justice may be done at last. 

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