PORT ELIZABETH - The former wife of a prison warden who was brutally butchered to death took to the stand in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday and recalled the trauma and financial burden she endured after the death of her former husband Quinton Williams.
In aggravation of sentence, Elize Marais told the court that she and her four daughters were traumatised because, at the time of his death, Williams was the sole breadwinner.
Even though the couple were divorced, they still lived together with their four daughters.
Marais said it was “financially devastating” and her sister had to help buy food and pay utility bills for the family household.
“It was financially very difficult for us. I had to wait until 2016 until I got his pension money,” said Marais.