Suspended estate agent CEO Jason Rohde back in the dock
Nashira Davids | 2017-01-27 08:57:22.0
Jason remains resolute and confident, he is hoping that the State has had sufficient time to complete their investigation for the matter to be resolved. File photo
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The multi-millionaire from Johannesburg accused of murdering his wife at a wine estate in the Western Cape is expected to appear in court on Friday.
Jason Rohde was arrested for Susan Rohde’s murder in 2016. The father of three was removed as a director of Geffen International Realty Franchises and suspended as CEO of the company after he was taken into custody.
The couple attended a company convention at Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch in July. Her body was found in the bathroom of their hotel room.
Cape Town estate agent Jolene Alterskye was allegedly romantically involved with the businessman. Alterskye‚ who is a witness in the case‚ also attended the convention.
Rohde’s lawyer‚ Nicole Ross‚ has previously told the Sunday Times that he would challenge the ”lawfulness of his suspension”. Ross also said he would go to the high court to review his removal as a director.
During his bail application‚ he told the court that his net worth is about R30-million and his monthly income is about R155000.
When asked about his appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrates Court‚ his lawyer Daniel Witz said: “His focus remains on caring for his daughters. As for Jason himself he remains resolute and confident. He is hoping that the State has had sufficient time to complete their investigation for the matter to be resolved.”
– TMG Digital/TimesLIVE