More than 100 women gathered in front of Athlone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning were the three accused in the murder case of Meghan Cremer appeared for their bail application. The group lead by the ‘South Africa Women Fight Back’ were dressed in black and held posters that read ‘no bail’.
“The government should bring back the death penalty. Our woman and children are dying by the hands of evil men. We had enough. We are sick and tired of the murders of several innocent people,” said one protestor.
“The court should not grant these men bail. They have committed a crime and will be led on to the streets only to commit another.”
Cremer’s body was found on a farm in Phillipi, last week, five days after disappearing from her Ottery home. Her hands and neck were tied with a rope, and is believed to have been strangled to death.
On the day of her discovery, police found her car in the possession of the three suspects who then alerted the police to the farm where her body was buried.
The court confirmed that the suspects Jeremy Sias, 27, Charles Daniels, 39, and Shiraaz Jaftha, 34 all have pending cases and past convictions. Sias was known to the family and is believed to have worked and previously lived on a family farm owned by relatives of Cremer.
Jaftha is set to apply for bail on September 11, while Sias and Daniels, did not lodge bail applications. All three suspects will remain behind bars until their next court appearance. (Deen Times) / (Picture: Supplied)