Stellenbosch students on edge after Hannah Cornelius hijacked, murdered

Hannah Cornelius was hijacked in the Stellenbosch CBD on Friday evening.

FILE: Stellenbosch University. Picture: Facebook

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University students say the hijacking and murder of a fellow student has put them all on edge.

Hannah Cornelius was hijacked in the Stellenbosch CBD on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old woman’s body was found the following day.

The male friend she had been in the car with survived the hijacking with head wounds.

Female students on the campus say they’re particularly affected by the crime.

“My first response when I found out about this was that it could have been one of us.”

Another student says she doesn’t feel safe, adding that her friend was robbed a few days before Cornelius’ death.

Three men arrested after Cornelius' murder will appear in court in Stellenbosch for the first time on Monday afternoon.

They were found in possession of the hijacked car.

In other court news in the Western Cape, Sergeant Clinton Malan is back on the stand in the Henri van Breda murder trial.

He's the officer who first questioned Van Breda following the incident. Police believe it was Van Breda who carried out the triple murder.

The 22-year-old is accused of killing his parents and older brother, and severely wounding his younger sister in their De Zalze home in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)