Cape Town - The Western Cape High court on Tuesday heard from accused number three, Eben van Niekerk, in the Hannah Cornelius murder trial.
Van Niekerk tried to convince the court of his innocence, even going so far as to say that he did not know why he was arrested.
Van Niekerk, Vernon Witbooi, Jeraldo Parsons and Nashville Julies are facing murder, attempted murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping charges in the Western Cape High Court.
It is the State’s case that the four accused kidnapped Stellenbosch student Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh from his Naveau student hostel in Stellenbosch on the night of May 26, 2017.
Cornelius’ body was found the next morning off a gravel road in Stellenbosch.