Yeah, now you'd get a guy who's awaiting trial for some kind of 'soft' crime like minor fraud or something else, get murdered in jail. Because crime = crime, and it seems everything is acceptable in jail.
Hannah Cornelius murder accused implicates another suspect
A confession by one of the men accused of the rape and murder of Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius has implicated a fifth suspect in the crime, who has not yet been apprehended.
A video recording of the statement made by Vernon Witbooi was played in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, in which he detailed his version of what had happened on the night the woman was killed.
According to the written document admitted as evidence, Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons and Eben van Niekerk went to the Stellenbosch CBD after dark on Friday, May 26, 2017, after doing drugs to "see what we could get".
They met Nashville Julius on their way and he walked with them, Witbooi claimed.
They spotted Cornelius’ blue Golf, with two occupants, parked on Bird Street outside a tyre dealership. They walked past and around the block because Parsons allegedly said they should take the car and force the people into the boot.
When they returned, Parsons "dived in" and pushed the man – Cheslin Marsh – between the two front seats, and Julius apparently robbed him of his wallet and cellphone before leaving.
Marsh was then put into the boot of the car.
Witbooi claimed that Parsons had said he could find a buyer for the car in Kraaifontein and drove to the shack of another "Eben", who didn’t have any drugs for them to smoke.
Inconsolable friend unable to testify further as he recounts hell ride that led to Hannah Cornelius’ murder
The friend who was with Hannah Cornelius the night she was raped and murdered wept inconsolably in the Western Cape High Court, bringing proceedings to a halt as he attempted to recount details of that fateful night.
Cheslin Marsh, 22, is understood to have suffered severe head and body injuries after he was left for dead that night.
On Wednesday, he was unable to speak about the severe assault he endured, allegedly at the hands of the men seated only metres from him in the dock.
Marsh, the State's first witness, recalled the events of May 26, 2017, when he, Cornelius and other friends had had drinks at popular hangouts in the student town.
After midnight, he walked her home to the Irene Ladies’ Residence, he testified, and she insisted that she should drive him home because it was late.