14 October 2016
and his uncle Johannes Plaatjies will return to court on Friday over the murder
of Afrikaans author Winnie Rust.
Rust was found dead at her home in Uitsig,
Wellington on May 11.
Nigel had been
financially supported by Rust, who paid for his tuition and sporting fees.
His mother was the
domestic worker of Rust's daughter.
The court has
heard that the promising athlete regularly visited the author.
In an initial
statement, the court heard that he had allegedly been forced by Johannes to
help with a burglary.
He was to have
kept her occupied while Johannes stole valuables.
Two laptops, rings
and a handbag were stolen.
Manie found her dead on the kitchen floor after being woken from a nap by the
sound of the bell at their gate.
She had injuries
to her face and her hands and feet were bound.
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