This is according to State advocate Louis van Niekerk, who argued before Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe for the former property mogul to be convicted of murder.
Jason’s wife, Susan Rohde, was found dead in a locked bathroom in a room she shared with Jason on July 24, 2016, at the Spier Wine Estate Hotel. She was found with an electronic cord wrapped around her neck. The cord had been tied to the hook of the bathroom door.
It is the State’s case that she was murdered by her husband, but the defence argues that it was suicide.
The court heard that leading to the death, Jason and his wife’s marriage had been under strain.