'DEPRESSED': Jason Rohde

Cape Town - Former South African head of the property group Sotheby’s International Realty, Jason Rohde, is expected back in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where he is on trial for the murder of his wife, Susan.

Rhode is accused of murdering his wife Susan in their hotel room at the luxury Spier hotel outside Stellenbosch in July last year. He denies killing his wife and claims the mother of their three daughters committed suicide by hanging herself from the bathroom door. The State alleges he strangled her. 

The multi-millionaire was arrested at his home in August 2016. He first appeared in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court on August 25, 2016 and was charged with murder.

Rohde, who had to pay R100,000 bail and provide a R1 million surety guarantee, was allowed to return home to Johannesburg at the end of August 2016.

Earlier this month, Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlope issued a warrant of arrest after Rohde had failed to turn up for the second day in a row. According to reports,  Rohde was re-arrested at a hospital.

African News Agency/ANA