‘I’m sorry for what I did,’ says Hannah accused

24 October 2018 - 07:00 By Aron Hyman
The men accused of murdering and raping Hannah Cornelius‚ from left‚ Vernon Witbooi‚ Geraldo Parsons‚ Eben van Niekerk and Nashville Julius‚ in the dock at the high court in Cape Town on October 9‚ 2018.
The men accused of murdering and raping Hannah Cornelius‚ from left‚ Vernon Witbooi‚ Geraldo Parsons‚ Eben van Niekerk and Nashville Julius‚ in the dock at the high court in Cape Town on October 9‚ 2018.
Image: Anthony Molyneaux

A few days after he was arrested and accused of the robbery, rape and murder of Hannah Cornelius, Eben van Niekerk wrote a letter to her parents saying sorry for what he did to their daughter.

But that letter would never reach them, and on Tuesday Van Niekerk told the Cape Town High Court he only wrote it because he thought it would help his case.

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