Man nabbed for murder of Cape Town teacher Helga van Wyk

16 September 2019 - 18:44 By IAVAN PIJOOS
The man appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
The man appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
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A man has been arrested for the brutal murder of Cape Town school teacher Helga van Wyk, police said on Monday.

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Andrè Traut said the 29-year-old man was arrested last week.

He appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

Van Wyk, who was a teacher at Hoërskool Monument Park in Kraaifontein, was stabbed to death in her bed during a robbery at her home in Durbanville in June. Her husband survived the attack.

The body of the 62-year-old was found by her son.


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