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Accused admits to dismembering Charmaine Mare

Johannes de Jager has denied murdering Charmaine Mare, but admits dismembering her.

Johannes de Jager has denied murdering 16 year-old Charmaine Mare but has admitted to dismembering her in Kraaifontein in 2013. His trial resumed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday 17 February. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A friend of the teenage girl who was killed and dismembered in 2013 has testified that police never pitched when her alleged killer made sexual advances at her.

Johannes de Jager has denied murdering 16-year-old Charmaine Mare, but has admitted to chopping-up her body in Kraaifontein last year.

Nikita Small on Monday testified that she pretended to be her mother in a phone call to de Jager early last year.

Mare, who was holidaying in Kraaifontein and staying at a friend's place, was apparently left alone with the 48-year-old when he started making sexual advances.

Small then phoned him and warned him she'd contact the police.

When she eventually did, police never arrived.

An underage girl also testified in-camera during court proceedings on Monday.

The 48-year-old man is also on trial for the murder of a sex worker in 2008.

The trial resumes on Monday next week.