Stellenbosch doctor’s murder case to resume

The defence for a man accused of killing Dr Louis Heyns is expected to call its first witness in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Marthinus van der Walt, 34, has pleaded not guilty to hijacking, kidnapping, and murdering the paediatrician in May 2013. On Friday, the trial took[…]

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Stellenbosch doctor’s death not accidental: pathologist

Whoever assaulted Stellenbosch academic and paediatrician Dr Louis Heyns must have known it would lead to serious injury or death, a forensic pathologist told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Pathologist Daphne Anthony had testified on the large number of injuries to his body during the trial of his[…]

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Marli discharged from hospital

Marli van Breda, the teenager who survived an axe attack, has been discharged from hospital to a rehabilitation facility, Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday. Van Breda, 16, was discharged from the Vergelegen Mediclinic on Saturday, her guardians’ spokesman Martin Coetzee confirmed. Coetzee said Marli was still unable to make a[…]

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Family killed in Stellenbosch

A family was killed in their home on a private golf estate in Stellenbosch on Tuesday morning, Western Cape police said. It is believed the father, 55, mother, 54, and 22-year-old son were attacked in their home in the De Zalze Golf Estate in the early hours of the morning,[…]

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Maties students launch Palestine solidarity group

Shocked by the recent 60 day long conflict in the Gaza Strip in which more than 2000 innocent Palestinian civilians were killed, students at the Stellenbosch University have mobilized to establish a new society in campus, called the Palestinian Solidarity Stellenbosch (PSS). The newly formed group will seek to raise[…]

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