Guest-house owner Marie Verwey sustained 62 stab wounds in her Paradyskloof home, but her home-care nurse denies she had anything to do with it.
Nicolize Geldenhuys, one of the four co-accused, started to cry in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, blaming one of her co-accused for the brutal knife attack, News24 reported.
She is on trial for armed robbery as well as the murder of the woman she affectionately called "Ma". Geldenhuys testified that killing Verwey was never part of the plan.
Verwey, 80, was killed at the Villa Merwe guesthouse in February last year. Her safe had been ransacked. Geldenhuys and her now ex-boyfriend Romeo Hendricks pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Co-accused Enrico "Darkie" Malherbe pleaded guilty to both charges and Andre "Zibby" Coetzee only admitted to the robbery. Both their pleas were rejected. Geldenhuys' co-accused are all alleged members of the 26s gang.