Man accused of killing Chantelle Matthyssen facing second murder charge
Williams was arrested shortly after 21-year-old Mattyssen’s body was discovered under branches on a farm in the Boland town, a week ago.
CAPE TOWN - A man accused of killing Kuils River mother Chantelle Matthyssen, is now also charged with the murder of a Malmesbury woman.
Johan Williams has appeared in the Wellington magistrate’s court where the case has been postponed to 11 September for further investigation.
He also faces separate assault and rape charges.
Williams was arrested shortly after 21-year-old Matthyssen’s body was discovered under branches on a farm in the Boland town, a week ago.
Johan Williams appeared before a packed courtroom and seemed confident, often staring at police officers and smiling on one occassion.
The State has indicated that Williams is now also being charged with the murder of Maria Isaacs.
Her body was found buried in a shallow grave just outside the Boland town, two days after detectives found Matthyssen’s body.
Williams is accused of having lured both women to Wellington, claiming to have organised jobs for them.
But both women were not seen or heard from again and were found dead instead.
A skeleton was also dug up along the R45 highway a day after Isaacs’ body was found.
It is thought to belong to another woman who was in contact with the accused.
Police have yet to establish a link.
WELLINGTON COMMUNITY SHOCKED BY MURDERS
The Wellington community says it has been left in shock by the murders of the two women in the Boland town.
The murders have angered the community, who say they won’t tolerate such attacks. Residents says they want a safe community for women and children.
“It makes me very angry because my sister has a daughter. We say no to rapists and murders in our community. And no to the abuse of women.”
A woman who spoke to Eyewitness News says she knew the accused.
“He was just a normal guy… [I] didn’t see him as someone that could do this…”
The case against Williams has been postponed until September for further investigation.
He remains in custody.