Murder accused Corrine Jackson appeared surprised in the Mitchells Plain Regional Court on Friday when a magistrate slammed her for breaking her bail conditions.
Jackson is accused of stabbing her girlfriend Nadine Esterhuizen, 18, to death in Colorado Park in 2017.
Magistrate Mary Jacuw asked her: “Why are you here in Mitchells Plain when you are supposed to be staying in Stellenbosch?”
Jackson said her Lawyer, Miss L.Boer, asked the court on 8 November 2019, to amend her bail conditions to allow her to move back to Mitchells Plain.
But Jacuw says Boer never made the application and warned: “Your bail conditions are still as they were given so you must be careful, you’ll be arrested.”
Jackson seemed surprised and said she called the presidential Covid-19 hotline.
“I called a day before lockdown to enquire what I must do and they referred me to the Department of Justice who then referred me to the Stellenbosch Police Station commander and he said all bail conditions are excused,” she stated.
“So I phoned him in Level 3 to ask when I must come back to sign [in] and then they said that wasn’t on record and he was on leave.”
She then requested a letter from the court to give to Stellenbosch SAPS stating why she hadn’t signed there while she was in Mitchells Plain.
Jacuw commended Jackson for making an effort to find out about her bail conditions during the nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown.
The case was postponed to 14 July.