The straight-A student Hannah Cornelius, 21 was dragged into bushes and assaulted by several black attackers who then murdered her by crushing her skull with a large rock and stabbing her in the neck. One of the gang is said to have held a screwdriver to her chest through the open window. The suspects then allegedly drove to a drug dealer’s home to buy drugs and smoked crystal meth.
Hannah the daughter of a Magistrate was wedged between two of the four men in the back seat of the VW Golf. They then drove out of the upmarket wine producing town of Stellenbosch near Cape Town. Hannah’s body was later found several miles away dumped by the roadside.
Hannah had been dragged into bushes at a vineyard and gang-raped by three of the suspects, it is alleged. Her skull was then crushed with a large rock and she was stabbed in the neck, the court heard.
She was described as a “brilliant student” and the daughter of magistrate Willem Cornelius and lawyer wife Anna, 56, who tragically drowned 10 months after her murder.
Hannah was a straight-A student in her second year at Stellenbosch University, studying for a BA in Humanities.
Vernon Witbooi, 33, Geraldo Parsons, 27, Nashville Julius, 29, and Eben Van Nieberk, 28, face a string of charges including murder, kidnap, robbery and rape.
– From an Article The Sun by By Patrick Knox and Jamie Pyatt 15th October 2018, 9:56 am Updated: 15th October 2018, 3:46 pm