Krugersdorp killer wore ‘throw-away’ clothes from Pep to stab pastor

Convicted killer Marinda Steyn told the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that she orchestrated the murder of a semi-retired pastor because she wanted him dead.

“I wanted to kill him because I wanted him dead,” she testified.

Marinda, who is serving 11 life terms for her role in the Krugersdorp murders, took the stand on Wednesday in defence of her “best friend” Cecilia Steyn.

Cecilia, Zak Valentine and Marinda’s daughter, Marcel Steyn, are accused of murdering 11 people between 2012 and 2016. All three have pleaded not guilty.

Le Roux Steyn — Marinda’s son — is already serving 25 years behind bars.

Marinda, who pleaded guilty to the murders, told the court on Wednesday that she and Valentine had killed pastor Reginald Bendixen at his home on August 13 2012.

During her testimony Marinda, who appeared calm, spoke fluently.

She wanted him dead because he apparently manipulated Ria Grunewald, who was the leader of the Overcomers Through Christ (OTC).

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