Crime, Cape Town

Trial of raped and murdered Janika Mello to start next year, court orders

Trial of raped and murdered Janika Mello to start next year, court orders

2021-09-29 02:14:00 AM

Trial of raped and murdered Janika Mello to start next year, court orders

The trial in pursuit of justice for a Cape Town teenager will only begin next year, the Western Cape High Court ordered on Monday.

According to the indictment, Allester Abrams and Leeroy Rose were arrested on the charges.However, Abrams, who is currently out on bail, only faces charges of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.Rose faces a charge of murder and two counts of rape as the Grade 6 Northwood Primary School pupil was raped both vaginally and anally.

Ministers say hostage ordeal was a sign of ‘maturing democracy’ | Citypress Ramaphosa confident of Tshwane victory UPDATE | Two shot dead in KZN including ANC councillor candidate

MORE ON THIS[VIDEO] Janika’s ‘attacker’ freed: Residents march to man’s home, telling him to gooiJanika’s grandmother, Pauline Butler, 56 right and her mom Janine. File photo: Monique Duval/Daily VoiceOn that fateful evening, Mello and her friends attended a party at the Portlands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain.

Both accused were also at the event and it is alleged that Abrams assaulted Mello by slapping her through her face at the event.At around 2am, Mello and her friends were dropped off close to her home by a taxi.She did not go home immediately as she was still with friends. Witnesses alleged that Abrams assaulted Mello again by grabbing her head and kicking her in the upper body and face. headtopics.com

It is alleged that a witness was told by Abrams that he would harm Mello.Mello was last seen in the presence of the two accused and later that morning her half-naked body was discovered with her face smashed in with a concrete block.During their appearance at the Western Cape High Court, Judge Nolundi Nyati heard that a plea bargain would have been processed. However, Rose’s defence counsel said this never materialised.

The judge then granted a postponement for a trial date. Read more: IOL News »

WATCH: Ultimate superbikes shootout series to take place in October

The series caters for all riders, with no entry criteria restrictions.

Nkandla Upgrades | Trial against architect beginsThe trial against Nkandla architect and project manager Minenhle Makhanya is expected to begin at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. You dnt want to see Zuma resting neh Words alone won’t express how thankful I’m recommending you all to you shantelll_142 .....,investing with you has been a good opportunity for me and my family I just received my profit of R60,000 within 7 days of investment shantelll_142 As it began so shall it end with Zuma still being untouchable!

R155m Nkandla civil recovery trial held ’in camera’ to prevent exposure of Zuma’s home securityThe week-long trial in the R155 million civil recovery proceedings against Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya started ’in camera’ at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday. Luno luno luno 💃 💃💃 Those people who drop their WhatsApp number on monday they got paid today Join us you can also make upto R25,000 in every 3days without sending your money to anyone Drop your WhatsApp number for more information WhatsApp me +270676836285

R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trialR. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex. One thing I dont get are people still singing to R Kelly music , for me context is everything , there is no ways you can enjoy singing along to love songs possibly inspired by under age girls , creepy

R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trialR. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.

From predator to Martin Luther King Jr: Five key moments from R Kelly trialConviction hailed as justice for singer's victims.