Le Roux Steyn, the man convicted of the Krugersdorp murders, implicated his sister in the killings because he did not want to go down alone, his mother told the court.
“He doesn’t want to suffer alone. He doesn’t want his sister to have a life when he doesn’t have one,” Marinda Steyn told the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday.
Marinda, who is currently serving 11 life terms for the Krugersdorp murders, was testifying in her best friend Cecilia Steyn’s defence.
Her son Le Roux Steyn is serving 25 years.
Zak Valentine, Marcel Steyn and Cecilia are accused of murdering 11 people between 2012 and 2016. All three have pleaded not guilty.
On Thursday, Marinda, who pleaded guilty to the murders, disputed Le Roux’s testimony that her daughter Marcel was involved in the murders.
This is despite the court hearing that Marcel was challenged by Le Roux to withdraw money from the ATMs using the bank cards of the victims after they were killed.
“She wasn’t present in any of those murders. She never had any contact with any of the murders,” Marinda said.
She said if she knew that if Marcel was involved in any of the murders, she would have freaked out.
“We took the bank card from the deceased people. I took the stuff. I took the cards and the jewellery.”
Marinda also rubbished Le Roux’s testimony that Marcel was present when Glen McGregor was murdered and she helped him carry his body to the bathtub.
“That’s a lie. Marcel wasn’t there. That is not true. I helped him [Le Roux] to put him [McGregor] in the bathtub,” Marinda said.
Asked why she had bequeathed her estate to Cecilia instead of her children, Marinda said: “I trusted that if I say I leave everything to Cecilia, she would take care of my children.”
She said both Marcel and Le Roux were young at the time.
BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN – TimesLIVE
Source: TMG Digital