Johannesburg - As the three suspects in the Amy'Leigh de Jager case return to court on Friday to fight for bail, they will do so with the knowledge that the investigating officer in the matter vehemently opposes it.
The three appeared at the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to apply for bail during which Constable Clayton Motloung told the court that some of the State witnesses were family members of the accused.
Therefore, he said, granting the accused bail may lead to the witnesses being intimidated.
He also said the three suspects, Pieter Van Zyl, 50, Leticia Nell, 40 and Tharina Human, 27, were likely to get a hefty sentence as they kidnapped a minor and tried to extort money from the parents. He also said they were a flight risk.
According to Motloung, Human who is accused number one in the case, is a danger to the society and that granting her bail would be putting people’s life in danger.