Cape Town – Jason Rohde has been granted leave to appeal both his conviction and sentence by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
In April, the wife killer’s bid to appeal his conviction for murder was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court. He then petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Rohde is expected to apply for bail after being granted leave to appeal.
"I am of the view that the applicant has not satisfied this court that he has a reasonable chance of success," Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe said in April.
Judge Salie-Hlophe said the defence had merely rehashed arguments made during Rohde's trial and sentencing proceedings.