Reverend Liezel de Jager’s husband to apply for bail

Reverend Liezel de Jager’s husband to apply for bail

The husband of Amanzimtoti reverend, Liezel de Jager, made his first court appearance in connection with her murder on Monday.

Liezel de Jager’s husband

Werner de Jager was arrested in Bloemfontein on Friday, two years after his wife was found strangled at her South Coast home.


She was a reverend at the NG Kerk Suidkus.

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Proceedings at the Amanzimtoti Magistrates Court were delayed for most of the morning as the state made its way through a lengthy charge sheet.


The 42-year-old was then brought up to the dock by a police officer.


With a blank stare, he seemed despondent when asked if he understood his rights before letting the court know that he intended to apply for bail.


The state will oppose the application. 


Outside court, a close friend of the victim, Rina de Goede, says it was difficult to see the accused.


De Jager will appear in court again on 7 December. 


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