Murdered Paarl woman was six months pregnant

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Murdered Paarl woman was six months pregnant

Kathryn Kimberley | 2017-01-31 08:35:18.0

Nicola Pienaar was pregnant when she died. Photo file.

A Paarl woman found buried under rubble in the backyard of her boyfriend’s home after going missing earlier this month‚ was pregnant. She is believed to have been strangled.

Nicola Pienaar‚ 28‚ was allegedly killed by her boyfriend of one year‚ Jacobus Oosthuizen‚ who was nabbed last week in Port Elizabeth‚ where he had been hoping to reconcile with a former lover.

Pienaar’s body was found at the weekend in a shallow grave at Oosthuizen’s Station Street home in Paarl.

Private investigator Paul Scheepers said the pretty psychologist’s assistant had been almost six months pregnant.

Police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk said Oosthuizen‚ 32‚ would appear in the Paarl Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of murder‚ fraud and theft of a motor vehicle.

He would not confirm Pienaar’s cause of death.

Oosthuizen was arrested outside the KFC at Five Ways‚ Port Elizabeth‚ on January 22‚ where he was found sitting in Pienaar’s mother’s car.

Pienaar had last been seen driving off in the car‚ a gold Peugot 206‚ on January 5.

She was reported missing by her mother‚ Paarl psychologist Marlaine Pienaar-Vice‚ three days later. The car was reported stolen at the same time.

Oosthuizen told police at the time of his arrest that he and Pienaar had a fight and he dropped her off in Oudtshoorn on January 7.

But on Saturday night – after talking to his mother‚ Marietjie Oosthuizen‚ and asking for her forgiveness – he allegedly confessed to the murder and led police to the spot where Pienaar was buried at his family’s rented railway station house.

Full story in The Herald.



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