Girlfriend accused of the murder of her partner granted bail

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Pretoria North District Court on Monday granted Natasha Beyers (32) R3 000 bail. Beyers is currently facing a charge of murder, for killing a father to her 7-year- old son.

It is alleged that on 14 February 2022, the couple got into an argument over a cigarette.The deceased assaulted Beyers and she stabbed him with a knife.

North Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said the deceased then locked Beyers in the house and drove off. “It is alleged that when he got to Fred Nicholson and Lambert Lee streets, in Pretoria he fainted, the car lost control and went off the road and hit a tree.”

When the police arrived on the scene, the deceased had already been attended to by the paramedics but had already died. 

Mahanjana said the police traced the home the deceased shared with Beyers and upon their arrival, they found Beyers locked inside the house and informed them the deceased had taken the key. “The police found the key inside the car and informed Beyers of the deceased passing.  After inquiring about what had happened, Beyers admitted to stabbing the deceased and pointed to the police where the incident took place and the weapon used.” Beyers was arrested on the scene.

Prosecutor Nkhangweleni Phanuel Mudavhi told the court that the state had a strong case against the accused and that it was not in the best interest of justice for the accused to be released on bail. The accused has two previous convictions of theft and perjury.

The court found that the accused was not a flight risk and it was unlikely that she would evade trial. The matter is postponed to 24 March 2022, for further investigations.

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