A man from Jonkersberg near Groot Brakrivier is charged with the murder of a library worker Clodine Nuys, 22, is expected to apply for bail next week.
Russel Ayford, 24, appeared in the Great Brak River Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. He remains in custody and the case has been postponed until next Tuesday.
Nuys’ body was found behind the nursery school in Jonkersberg shortly before 19:00 on Tuesday when police and residents searched for her after she did not show up at work from home.
Her hands and feet were tied and there was a rope around her neck. Her cellphone and the library’s keys were gone.
Ayford was arrested last Thursday after fleeing on Wednesday when police went to search for him at his home. He was found in dense bushes Thursday morning, where he has been hiding since Wednesday.
Nuys’ funeral service will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Congregational Church (UCC) in Great Brak River.
She matriculated at Great Brak River High School in 2016. She worked at the library for about three years and, according to friends, loved books and her work.
Capt. Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie says the results of the post-mortem on Nuys are still outstanding.