Public Protector to Investigate Claims That Altecia Kortje Was Denied Protection Order


According to reports, the deputy justice minister has requested that the Office of the Public Protector investigate claims that Altecia Kortjie tried to get a protection order against her alleged killer but was turned away by a court.

It is believed that Altecia went to Bellville Magistrate court to get a protection order against her boyfriend a week before she was brutally murdered. However, the protection order was allegedly denied due to COVID-19 restrictions and she was told to return and reapply in September.

A week later family members found the bodies of Altecia Kortjie and her 7-year-old daughter, Raynecia, lifeless at home in Belhar.

Oupa Segalwe, a spokesperson for the Public Protector, said the allegations against the Bellville Magistrates Court would be investigated immediately.

“We opened a file immediately and referred it to our Cape Town office for an urgent investigation.”