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Werner de Jager facing more charges as noose tightens on his bail attempt


The husband of Amanzimtoti reverend, Liezel de Jager, was back in the local Magistrates Court on Monday more than two years after she was strangled to death outside her home.

Werner de Jager, 42, has been in custody since his arrest in November last year when the SAPS Cold Case Unit swooped on his hideout in Bloemfontein.

On Monday the state added a charge of fraud against the accused arguing that de Jager's will was changed making him the sole beneficiary.

According to the state, the accused made several attempts to cash out on some policies and will thus face a charge of premeditated murder.

Liezel de Jager, who was the reverend at the NG Kerk Suidkus, was strangled to death outside her home, shortly after returning from a morning jog.

A mere two weeks after the murder Werner de Jager was reported missing by his father-in-law and he was eventually found inside his vehicle, parked in a sugar plantation near Illovo.

The accused, who appeared to be disoriented was rushed to a local hospital.

The matter was postponed to the 24th of January for the state to lead further evidence in the bail hearing.

(This article was updated with a remand date).