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Sotheby's Realty CEO arrested in connection with wife's murder

His lawyer, Daniel Witz, says his client is being held at the Randburg police station.

Susan and Jason Rohde. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNEBSURG - Eyewitness News has learnt Sotheby's International Realty CEO Jason Rohde has been arrested this morning in connection with his wife's murder.

Susan Rohde was found dead with a cord around her neck at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch two weeks ago.

Rohde says when he and his wife woke up on that morning, she went to the bathroom to get ready, while he fell asleep.

The property mogul says when he later woke up, he was unable to open the bathroom door and called hotel workers for assistance.

When they opened the door, he found his wife hanged behind the door. But pathological and forensic reports have ruled his wife's death as murder.

His lawyer, Daniel Witz, says his client is being held at the Randburg police station.

"I got a call at 6:30 this morning that they arrived at my client's house with eight policemen and the two policemen from Stellenbosch and they arrested my client."

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