RO­HDE’S BAIL BID TURNED DOWN

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JA­SON Ro­hde will spend Christ­mas in Pollsmoor Prison after his fresh bid for bail was turned down in the Western Cape High Court yes­ter­day.

Ro­hde’s daugh­ter Kathryn was sup­posed to have tes­ti­fied in her fa­ther’s sen­tenc­ing pro­ceed­ings, but only made it as far as the wit­ness box be­fore chang­ing her mind.

This was after Ro­hde’s de­fence ad­vo­cate Gra­ham van der Spuy launched the bail bid in an at­tempt to get his client home for the time be­ing, even with a mon­i­tor­ing bracelet if nec­es­sary. On Wed­nes­day, a so­cial worker tes­ti­fy­ing in ag­gra­va­tion of sen­tence told the court that Ro­hde’s three daugh­ters were strug­gling to come to terms with their mother’s death and did not want to lose him too once he is sen­tenced for her mur­der.

Ro­hde will re­main in Pollsmoor Prison un­til his sen­tenc­ing pro­ceed­ings re­sume on Fe­bru­ary 18, 2019. — News24.

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