Mutilation, death cases in the court spotlight
The case of a man accused of murdering and raping a Kraaifontein girl has been moved to a high court.
CAPE TOWN - The case of a man accused of murdering and raping a teenage girl from Kraaifontein in Cape Town has been moved to the Western Cape High Court.
Carlton Douw (21) was arrested earlier in February, after the decomposed body of 19 year-old Ge-Audrey Green was found stuffed in a drawer under the bed of neighbour on Kotze Street, Scottsville.
Douw appeared briefly in the Blue Down's Magistrates' Court on Friday.
Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Eric Ntabazalila, said it emerged the man was abandoning his bail application when he appeared yesterday for bail information.
He will next appear in court on 16 March.
In a separate case in the same court, Johannes de Jager appeared for the murder and mutilation of a 16-year-old girl from the same town.
The 48-year-old was arrested in January, shortly after Charmaine Mare's torso was found in an open field.
Her arms and legs had been cut off, and her body burnt beyond recognition.
After police investigation, Mare's arms were found in de Jager's garage.
A police source reportedly said the accused led them to the N2 Highway near Macassar, where the girl's legs were found.
His bail application was postponed to 21 February for further investigation.
This comes after Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen's rape and death caused unusual outrage in a country whose citizens are often accused of being desensitised to sexual violence in the country.