Philip April, the boyfriend of murdered teacher Allison Plaatjies renounced his bid for bail when he appeared in the Clanwilliam Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Philip April will spend Christmas behind bars after the case against him was postponed to February 5 for further investigation.
The 24 year old was arrested after Plaatjies was found dead in her Katjiepiering Street residence last month. Allison Plaatjies was a teacher at Sederberg Primary School .
She had been stabbed multiple times and her throat was slit.
April was charged with murder, car theft and defeating the ends of justice.
No sign of forced entry had been found at her home. Her car was not parked there but was later found and booked in as evidence.
April who is a student,is believed to have been driving it at the time.
The executive director of the Rural and Farmworkers Development Organisation, Billy Claasen, said Philip April had appeared before a packed courtroom and welcomed his decision to not apply for bail.
Claasen said they would monitor his case and do everything possible to ensure that there is justice for Allison Plaatjies and her family.