Pretoria News Weekend

Will Reeva’s folks tes­tify?


PO­LICE are yet to make any ar­rests after the shock­ing dis­cov­ery of the body of an El­do­raigne man in the back of his bakkie.

Po­lice spokesman Con­sta­ble Tu­misang Moloto said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were still un­der way and they were hope­ful of ar­rest­ing those re­spon­si­ble for the mur­der of Robin Ker­choff.

Ker­choff went miss­ing after he went to drop off his sis­ter at Lanse­ria Air­port on Tues­day morn­ing. His body was found with se­vere as­sault wounds on Schu­ver­berg Road in a bushy area by a se­cu­rity company. This was after his wife and fam­ily had searched for him at mor­tu­ar­ies and hos­pi­tals in vain. – Tankiso Makhetha WILL they or won’t Reeva Steenkamp’s par­ents tes­tify in ag­gra­va­tion of sen­tence against the man who killed their daugh­ter?

This is one of the ques­tions be­ing asked ahead of the start of sen­tenc­ing in the Os­car Pis­to­rius trial next week.

Pis­to­rius ap­pears on Mon­day be­fore Judge Thokozile Masipa. Ex­perts are di­vided over what kind of sen­tence Pis­to­rius will get after be­ing found guilty of cul­pa­ble homi­cide in the killing of Steenkamp and whether he will es­cape jail or not. The sen­tenc­ing pro­ce­dure is ex­pected to last most of the week and the judge may post­pone pro­ceed­ings be­fore she de­liv­ers sen­tence. – Staff Re­porter

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