Murder victim ‘made killers sandwiches’
TWO teenagers arrested for the murder of a 78-year-old librarian in Wittedrift, Plettenberg Bay, apparently stabbed her to death after she made them sandwiches.
Wittedrift Dutch Reformed Church pastor Chris du Preez said the two boys, aged 16 and 17, from the adjoining township of Green Valley, had frequently visited Johanna Blignault at her home, where she gave them food.
Police who found Blignault’s blood-soaked body also found evidence suggesting she had made the youths sandwiches on Saturday afternoon. A bloody knife was found at the scene.
The boys were ordered to remain in custody when they appeared briefly in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Their case was postponed to Tuesday next week for a bail application.