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Nicola Pienaar murder case back in court

Jacobus Oosthuizen was arrested after Nicola Pienaar's body was found buried in a shallow grave in his backyard earlier this year.

Gavel. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A Paarl man charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend is expected in court on Friday.

Jacobus Oosthuizen was arrested after Nicola Pienaar's body was found buried in a shallow grave in his backyard earlier this year.

Pienaar was last seen alive on 5 January when she left Paarl with her boyfriend.

He was arrested in Port Elizabeth a few weeks later after the deceased's mother reported her daughter missing.

At the time, Oosthuizen claimed to have left Pienaar in Oudtshoorn after a fight.

It's understood the accused later led police to her body that was found buried under rubble in his backyard.

Her stomach had been slashed.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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