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Suspect in Micholine Jantjies murder case cries foul

The man accused of killing 10-year-old Micholine Jantjies claims he’s been wrongfully implicated.

Community members are adamant that Montell Champer should not get bail.Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN
Micholine Jantjies,Montell Campher
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CAPE TOWN – The man accused of killing 10-year-old Micholine Jantjies claims he’s been wrongfully implicated in a case of mistaken identity.

Today, Montell Campher took the stand in the Muizenberg Magistrates Court where the matter was postponed until next week.

The 20-year-old has today also been charged with the attempted murder of Jantjies' 15-year-old cousin Dilano Brandt in September.

In affidavits submitted to police, at least five witnesses place Campher on the scene at the time of the murder.

In one submission, Jantjies' best friend describes how Campher allegedly licked the bloodied murder weapon and threatened to kill her next.

Some witnesses say the accused followed his victim to the playground before he stabbed her in full view of playing children.

Under cross-examination, the accused tells the court he is often overcome by uncomfortable urges.

The prosecution alleges these urges stem from his affiliation to a satanic cult.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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