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Community rallies outside Amanzimtoti Magistrate’s Court [Video]

Scores of residents have gathered outside the Amanzimtoti Magistrate's Court to stand in solidarity and demand justice be served.

THE Amanzimtoti community is out in their numbers at the Amanzimtoti Magistrate’s Court calling on bail to be denied in the Werner de Jager case which continues today (February 5).

Scores of residents and representatives from various organisations, including Operation Bobbi Bear and Elders Voice KZN, are holding up placards and wearing ‘Deny bail, go to jail’ T-shirts to stand in solidarity and demand justice be served.

Also read: My wife’s death was shocking – De Jager

Eureka Olivier, director of Operation Bobbi Bear, said gender-based violence is one of the main factors that ultimately leaves children without a parent. “We are here in support of their children who now have to grow up without a mother because she was murdered at the hands of their father,” she said.

Under the Schedule 6 (premeditated) murder charge, the defence must provide compelling reasons why the accused should be granted bail.

The state has alleged that De Jager planned the death of his wife, Reverend Liezel de Jager, to benefit from life insurance policies totalling R3.29 million.

Updates to follow.

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