The murder accused
The murder accused Joanne Swartbooi will know her fate today ( Wednesday) if her bail application will be granted . In its closing arguments , the defence argued that the State did not have a strong case against its client . The murder accused Joanne is being accused of killing the father of her children .
The State remained resolute and said that the accused failed to prove that she had somewhere to go and argued that she was safer in prison than outside .The Defence argues that there was no need for their client to remain in prison as the evidence was only circumstantial.It was further argued by the Defence that there was no eye witness who would stand up and point out what Joanne had allegedly done .
It was stated by the Defence that the suspect did not have to be kept in custody as a form of punishment . The Defence confidently said that it would not be for the interest of justice to keep her in prison without anything connecting the suspect to the case .The Defence went on and revealed why the suspect had to be released on bail while the case was ongoing .
It was stated that the accused was a first time offender and that she had no previous convictions .As the children are staying with her mother in law , it was stated by the Defence that the suspect would want to be the one staying with her children .The State however argued that the children were in great hands and that there was no evidence that they were suffering in the hands of their grandmother .It was also stated that there was no proof that the children were not going to school or even suffering in any way .The murder accused suspect has to wait for the verdict on Wednesday ( today) .
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