Phoenix’s boyfriend to ask for bail

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IOL Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron_5707 DONE Cape Argus Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, Godfrey Scheepers (left) and Kyle Maspero are seen in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Picture: Henk Kruger

Cape Town - The boyfriend of the Clovelly teenager accused of killing her mother would apply for bail, the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday. Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, 19, and Kyle Maspero, 18, are in police custody for allegedly murdering Theron’s mother, Rosemary.

Their co-accused, Godfrey Scheepers, 20, who is out on bail, sat clutching his girlfriend’s hand on Thursday before being called to the dock.

In March last year, Rosemary Theron was reported missing from her Fish Hoek home.

Months later the three were arrested after Scheepers told police he helped move Rosemary’s body from a Fish Hoek field to a dune in Baden Powell Drive.

Wearing a blue T-shirt with a cartoon printed on it, Maspero stood next to Theron, who wore a floral summer dress.

William de Grass, for Maspero, told the court his client would apply for bail next month.

Meanwhile, Theron appointed a new attorney, Francois van Zyl, who asked the State for a copy of his client’s statement.

The State alleges that Theron and her mother had an argument. When her mother went out a bit later, Theron and Maspero smoked drugs and discussed how they would kill Rosemary.

It is alleged that when she returned Theron hugged her mother and apologised while Maspero strangled Rosemary with a rope.

Outside court Michelle Searle, 42, a family friend who said she was like a sister to Rosemary, said the family was still shattered.

“Her (Phoenix) cousins and family adored her as this talented girl who was an A student.”

She added that the family would like a proper memorial for Rosemary whose body still had not been released.

“Police say there are still tests being done and keep postponing the release of the body.”

Searle, who attended court proceedings for the first time, said she had known Rosemary since the age of 14.

“We travelled together, lived together and performed together.

“The weekend before she was murdered Phoenix and Kyle still came to visit me.”

The matter was postponed to March 14.

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