On July 9, Cape Town lawyer Leon Nortier was reportedly shot and killed at his home in Table View. Initially, the 60-year old woman arrested in connection with the shooting was not revealed, however the recently murky case has now become clearer.
On Tuesday, the initially unidentified ‘mystery woman’ was allegedly revealed to be Leon Nortier’s wife, Mientel Nortier, as News24 reports. Mientel Nortier appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on July 13 on a murder charge.
The case was postponed to Friday, July 16. According to Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila, “the accused [was] referred to the Somerset Hospital in terms of Mental Health Care Act to deal with her medical needs.”
However, yesterday, Mientel was released on R10 000 bail and her case has been postponed to August 20 for “further investigation,” Ntabazalia adds.
“She was referred to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital,” he further explained.
“While waiting for a bed at the hospital, the court ordered her to admit herself immediately at the West Beach Clinic for treatment.”