A woman is expected to appear in court today following the murder of a lawyer in Table View.
Advocate Leon Nortier, 59, was shot dead at his home in Heron Road on Friday evening and a 60-year-old woman, believed to be known to Nortier, has been arrested.
Police said the woman was scheduled to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today where her identity would be made public, as well as her connection to Nortier.
Her attorney Leon van der Merwe told the Weekend Argus, that the murder was not related to domestic violence.
“I am representing the woman and at this stage, I will not disclose the merits of what happened,” said, adding that she would be charged on Saturday evening.
Van Der Merwe, who is with law firm Liddell, Weeber & Van Der Merwe, confirmed that the woman was being held at Table View Police Station.
“She has no previous convictions and has never been arrested before … this is also definitely not related to domestic violence. I wouldn’t want to further discuss the merits of this case.”
Nortier grew up in Despatch in the Eastern Cape and studied for his LLB at Stellenbosch University and was admitted as an advocate on 22 May 1988.
SAPS’ FC van Wyk confirmed that police were investigating a case of murder.
“Table View police are investigating a murder case after a shooting incident at 8.55pm on Friday.
“A 59-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded. A woman was arrested, and will appear in court once charged on the mentioned charges,” he said.
Nortier’s brother Hein Nortier, who is also an attorney, declined to comment on the incident.