Eldos mom’s murder: suspect walks free

Johannesburg - The case against a man accused of murdering a woman in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, was provisionally withdrawn in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday, Gauteng police said.

The six-month-old son of Christell Pienaar is held by his grandmother at the Klipspruit west cemetery in Eldorado Park. Picture: Dumisani Dube. Credit: THE STAR

The matter against Paul Mutsi, 21, was provisionally withdrawn because of a lack of evidence linking him to the case, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

Mutsi's DNA results would be awaited before a decision was made whether to proceed with the case or not.

The body of Christell Pienaar, 30, a mother of five children, was found last Wednesday. She had been stabbed in her upper body.

A passer-by found her body on an overgrown cricket pitch at the Silver Oaks School in Eldorado Park extension four.