Cornelius’ body was found on the morning of May 27, 2017 on the side of a road, near a wine farm outside Stellenbosch.
She was last seen alive hours earlier, with Marsh, when four men approached her car in Bird Street, Stellenbosch.
Her Citi Golf is believed to have been used in an armed robbery in Northpine, between Brackenfell and Kraaifontein, on the day of her murder, and is also understood to have been used in Kuils River.
The court previously heard that plea and sentencing negotiations with Witbooi had fallen through.
Cornelius’ father is retired Simon’s Town magistrate Willem Cornelius.
Her mother, Anna Cornelius, 56, was found dead in March along the shores of Scarborough, less than a year after Hannah’s murder.[Source: News24]