The husband of pastor Liezel de Jager has been arrested more than two years after her murder in Amanzimtoti.
HUSBAND OF MURDERED PASTOR ARRESTED
According to police, the 45-year-old Werner was arrested on Friday in Bloemfontein.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe said he is expected to appear on a charge of murder before the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
WERNER DE JAGER WILL APPEAR IN COURT ON MONDAY
“The South African Police Service (SAPS) Cold Case Unit has effected an arrest in the case of the murder of Liezel De Jager.
“The unit took over the case on 06 November 2023 and, within two weeks, managed to trace and link the suspect. The members worked tirelessly in analysing and following up on information and in the early hours of 24 November 2023, the team made an arrest in Bloemfontein.”
DE JAGER’S BODY WAS FOUND OUTSIDE HER HOUSE TWO YEARS AGO
The South African reported in 2021 that the body of De Jager was found on 13 October 2021.
The 38-year-old De Jager was reportedly found by Werner just after 7 am with strangle marks around her neck.
HER HUSBAND WENT MISSING AFTER HER MURDER
According to reports, Werner was inside the house getting their two daughters, Ila and Lané.
Shortly after her death, Werner was reported missing for days. He was found in a serious condition and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.