CAPE TOWN: ANGER AS RENÈ ROMAN MURDER ACCUSED EXPECTED TO APPLY FOR BAIL?

Community members brandishing posters outside the Wynberg magistrate court. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN – A man accused of the murder of 13-year-old Renè Roman is expected to apply for bail on Tuesday.

Andrew Plaatjies is back in the dock at Wynberg magistrates court.

The 50-year-old was arrested shortly after the child’s body was found at his Lavender Hill home last month.

At a previous court appearance, angry Lavender Hill community members protested, calling for bail to be denied to Plaaitjies.

Residents are also expected to hand in a petition to the court opposing his bail bid.

Roman’s body was found hidden in Plaatjies’ home last month following an 11-day long search.

She disappeared on 10 March while on her way to a shop in the area.

The community has since established the Roman Search and Rescue Group in honour of the memory of the slain 13-year-old. It’s an initiative aimed at helping police in tracing missing people.

 

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Community members brandishing posters outside the Wynberg magistrate court. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

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