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2022/10/19      |  Written By:  Ms Z Hani   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE – On 18  October 2022 Wynberg Regional Court handed down hefty sentences to Mark Julies(30) and his accomplice Mark Johnson (31) for housebreaking with the intent to rob, attempted rape, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the murder of a 23-year-old female. 

This comes after their conviction on 13 July 2022.  The two accused were arrested in 2016 following the murder and housebreaking which occurred at Heinz Park in Nyanga, Cape Town on 25 May 2016.  It was reported that the deceased’s lifeless body was found by her brother.  Her decomposed body was discovered with multiple stabbed wounds to the neck.

Accused 1, Mark Julies was sentenced as follows: 

Count 1- Housebreaking with intent to rob. Eight (8) years imprisonment. 

Count 2-Robbery with Aggravating circumstances.  Twelve (12) years imprisonment. 

Count 4-Murder. Twenty two (22) years imprisonment. 

All three counts are to run concurrently and he will effectively serve twenty two (22) years direct imprisonment. 

Accused 2, Marco Johnson was found guilty on four counts.  On count 1, 2 and 4 he was sentenced the same as accused 1 and he was also additionally found guilty on count 3 which is attempted rape wherein he was sentenced to six (6) years imprisonment.  All four counts will run concurrently and he will effectively serve twenty two (22) years direct imprisonment.

The Acting Provincial Head Brigadier Piet Bergh commended the members for the good work that led to the successful prosecution of the accused.