According to the African News Agency (ANA), a 20-year-old Cape Town woman from Ottery, who was accused of allegedly killing her 28-year-old partner in a fit of rage on Heritage Day was denied bail.
It’s reported that the accused allegedly stabbed Tracy-Lee Collins, from Retreat, to death.
The Daily Voice reports that the woman allegedly murdered Collins in the driveway of the home of the accused, as Collins was trying to drive away.
After being found in the car by her family, Collins was then rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital, where she then succumbed to her injuries, says the publication.
Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape, Eric Ntabazalila, confirmed the denial of the bail application and stated that the case will be postponed until 20 November.
Collins’ aunt, Jacqueline Collins, told ANA, “As a family, we are very relieved. During the bail application, my sister Patricia (Tracy-Lee’s mother) could not handle it. All the details of the incidents were being repeated again and she did not want to go back to court . . . But today (Wednesday) she went to court for the judgment.”
Although there is a sense of relief, Jacqueline mentioned, “We are sad (for the accused) because she herself is so young. But for now, our family will have some peace over Christmas.”
ANA says that the family also commended the prosecution team, with Jacqueline saying, “The prosecutors did a really good job. We really appreciate what they did for us.”
While awaiting the next court appearance, the accused will be held at Pollsmoor Prison.