Court Grants Bail To Girlfriend Accused Of Killing Her Live-In Partner

The Pretoria North District Court granted an R3000.00 bail to Natasha Beyers (32) from Pretoria North, Beyers is currently facing a charge of murder, for killing a father to her 7-year- old son.

It is alleged that on 14 February 2022, the couple got into an argument over a cigarette, the deceased assaulted Beyers and she stabbed him with a knife.  The deceased then locked Beyers in the house and drove off. It is alleged that when he got to Fred Nicholson and Lambert Lee streets, he fainted, the car lost control and went off the road and hit a tree. At the time police arrive on the scene, the deceased had already been attended to by the paramedics, but had already died.  

The police traced the home the deceased shared with Beyers, upon their arrival, found Beyers locked inside the house and informed them the deceased had taken the key. The police found the key inside the car and informed Beyers of the deceased passing.  After inquiring about what had happened, Beyers admitted to stabbing the deceased and pointed to the police where the incident took place and the weapon used. Beyers was arrested on the scene.

In court, Beyers attorney read out an affidavit in which she admitted to stabbing the deceased, however, she asked to be released on bail.  The Prosecutor Nkhangweleni Phanuel Mudavhi told the court that the state had a strong case against the accused and that it was not in the best interest of justice for the accused to be released on bail. The accused has two previous convictions of theft and perjury. “Having been found guilty of perjury before, what evidence does the court have that she will be honest and abide by her bail conditions. secondly, since there is evidence that the accused is using drugs, chances are, she might commit schedule one offence” it is our submission that bail is denied.    

Magistrate said the honours were on the accused to prove to the court, that it was in the best interest of justice that she be released on bail.  The court, therefore, found that the accused was not a flight risk and it was unlikely that she would evade trial and bail was granted

The matter was postponed to 24 March 2022, for further investigations.

Issued by

Lumka Mahanjana

NPA North Gauteng Regional Spokesperson: DPP Pretoria

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