‘Moodley must confess, now’
PIET BYLEVELD remains obsessed by one question: who helped Donovan Moodley conceal the body of Leigh Matthews for a month after he killed her.
Yesterday he urged Moodley, who he says is seriously ill, to confess before it is too late.
Moodley, who is serving a life sentence for Matthews’s murder, has no legal option left after losing his appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal last month.
“He is ill now – he may actually crack.
“I am not in any rush because I am not out to just arrest people, I am out to get a conviction,” Byleveld said.
The super-sleuth worked day and night with a team of detectives to solve the murder of Bond University student Matthews, as opposed to the 39 minutes it took him to crack the case for the mur- der of Pretoria schoolgirl, Sheldean Human.
He wasn’t as lucky though last year when he was called in by Cape Town police. He was able to establish that a headless torso found in a burning suitcase in Sunnyside, Pretoria, belonged to a Cape teenager but that was all. Three suspects were arrested but later released, apparently because they were to turn State witness, but the case has never been finalised
Now he is retiring and can choose which private company he wants to work for and his autobiography hits the shelves in July.
“I have so many offers from companies. I can’t ever be completely away from the kind of work I am so used to.”
His new girlfriend, Elize Smit, has nothing but praise for her man but is anxious to see more of him in the future. “He is a super cop. When he is busy with a case, he doesn’t sleep, he doesn’t rest. He is like a real sniffer dog,” the petite blonde says.
And Byleveld isn’t modest either: “I don’t want to be windgat (conceited) or anything, but I am good at what I do. Once I have found a motive, it points me directly to the perpetrator. I am not there to judge them. I am doing my job.”