Rohde girls speak out as court spurns ‘bizarre’ prosecution ploy

06 December 2018 - 07:00 By Dave Chambers
Jason Rohde was found guilty of murdering his wife Susan and attempting to make it look like a suicide on November 8 2018 in the Western Cape High Court.
Jason Rohde was found guilty of murdering his wife Susan and attempting to make it look like a suicide on November 8 2018 in the Western Cape High Court.
Image: Anthony Molyneaux

A prosecution attempt to hand in six photographs of Susan Rohde taken hours before she was murdered by her husband was defeated in the high court in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Advocate Graham van der Spuy, defending Jason Rohde, said the ploy by prosecutor Louis van Niekerk, was “bizarre” and “beyond the pale”.

Meanwhile, the social worker who wrote a victim-impact report told the court Rohde’s three daughters were standing by their father.

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