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    Cape Town – The husband of Susan Rohde, whose body was found in a bathroom of an upmarket Stellenbosch hotel, has reportedly been arrested in connection with her murder.

    Western Cape police would only confirm to News24 that a 47-year-old man had been arrested in Johannesburg around 06:50 on Tuesday, but the man's lawyer confirmed his arrest to Netwerk24.

    Jason Rohde, 47, is the chief executive officer of Sotheby International Realty.

    He was expected to appear on a charge of murder in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court soon, said Captain FC van Wyk.

    Netwerk24 reported that Rohde, who was arrested at his home in Bryanston, would initially appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. He faces an additional charge of obstruction of justice.

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    Susan Rohde, 47, was found dead at the Spier Wine Estate on July 24. Sotheby’s had hosted its annual conference at the venue for the weekend.

    Her husband's lawyers previously told News24 they had commissioned pathological and forensic reports after his wife’s death was ruled as murder.

    The reports would include toxicology and histology analyses - the study of the anatomy of cells and tissues - and more thorough examination of the X-rays, Rohde’s lawyer Daniel Witz said at the time.

    Following the initial registration of an inquest docket, the results of the State pathologist’s post mortem led to the cause of her death being changed to murder.

    Witz said that according to his client, he and his wife had woken up together that Sunday morning.

    “She went into the bathroom to get ready and he fell asleep. When he awoke to get ready for a breakfast talk, he was unable to open the door,” he said.

    Hotel maintenance was called to assist. Once opened, he found his wife hung behind the door, he told News24.

    Allegations of the couple being involved in an argument at the hotel’s bar on Saturday night, where Susan apparently “stood in public and said she knew he was having an affair” were irrelevant, Witz argued.

    The couple have three daughters - an 18-year-old and twins who are 16.

    Jenna Etheridge, News24
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    Yep, cops rocked up at the complex this morning as I was leaving, apparently he was arrested in front of the kids, which is a bit overboard if you ask me, I would have called him to come out rather than walk in and place him in cuffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segg View Post
    Yep, cops rocked up at the complex this morning as I was leaving, apparently he was arrested in front of the kids, which is a bit overboard if you ask me, I would have called him to come out rather than walk in and place him in cuffs
    Many people are arrested in front of kids don't see why he should be afforded special attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    I see he was arrested in the early hours of this morning. Mandy Weiner on Twitter saying Sue was murdered with a hair iron. I assume strangled with the cord.

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    husband/boyfriends should stop their tendency of killing wives/girlfriends. i am sure there is another solution not murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindiswa View Post
    husband/boyfriends should stop their tendency of killing wives/girlfriends. i am sure there is another solution not murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindiswa View Post
    husband/boyfriends should stop their tendency of killing wives/girlfriends. i am sure there is another solution not murder.
    The call should be extended to wives and girlfriends. In many cases women tend to outsource the job but that don't mean it ain't happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    Many people are arrested in front of kids don't see why he should be afforded special attention.
    I'm saying in general, people shouldn't be arrested in front of their children, it just adds to the trauma

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    So he called police and said he would hand himself in.... so is that an admittance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Segg View Post
    I'm saying in general, people shouldn't be arrested in front of their children, it just adds to the trauma
    How old are the kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    How old are the kids?
    16 x2
    18 x1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Segg View Post
    14 x2
    18 x1
    So old enough to be able to understand the implications of their father murdering their mother then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Segg View Post
    I'm saying in general, people shouldn't be arrested in front of their children, it just adds to the trauma
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    So he called police and said he would hand himself in.... so is that an admittance?
    Yeah, he said he would hand himself in so why arrest him at home?

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    18 year old and 16 year old twins.
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    Default Daughters 'traumatised' after CEO arrested at home

    Cape Town - The three teenage daughters of murder-accused businessman Jason Rohde, 47, are reportedly traumatised after he was arrested at their home in Johannesburg early on Tuesday morning.

    Netwerk24 reported that between eight and nine police officers arrived at his Bryanston home shortly after 06:00.

    Rohde was arrested for the murder of his wife, Susan, 47, whose body was found in a bathroom at the upmarket hotel at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on July 24.

    Western Cape police would only confirm to News24 that a 47-year-old man had been arrested in Johannesburg.

    Rohde's lawyer Daniel Witz told TimesLIVE that the couple's three daughters - an 18-year-old and 16-year-old twins - were "quite traumatised".

    Witz told Netwerk24 that Rohde had met with police in Stellenbosch last week and agreed that he would travel to Cape Town at his own expense and hand himself in if they wanted to arrest him. He was told the investigation was continuing.

    Rohde was reportedly shocked that police had gone back on their word and had arrested him at home.

    Witz is trying to arrange that Rohde appear in court in Gauteng for bail purposes. He is being held at the Randburg police station.

    Rohde is the chief executive officer of Sotheby International Realty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schumi View Post
    he found his wife hung behind the door
    HE might be hung, but she was found hanged.
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