The father of Cecilia Steyn has pleaded with the courts to allow him an opportunity to testify about the other side of his daughter that we apparently aren’t privy to.
As reported by Sunday Times, Steyn, together with her two co-accused, Zak Valentine and Marcel Steyn reported to the South Gauteng High Court, on Monday, to begin the judgment process into the murder charges they face.
What charges do Cecilia Steyn and co face?
It is alleged that Cecilia, in collaboration with the aforementioned co-accused, as well as Le Roux and Marinda Steyn, were part of the Electus Per Deus occult group that went on a killing rampage, claiming 11 innocent lives.
Marinda, the matriarch, and Le Roux, the son, pleaded no contest to the charges levelled against them and they gladly accepted their 11-life-term sentence.
Cecilia, Zak and Marcel, on the other hand, have all pleaded not guilty to 32 charges, including murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, fraud and intimidation.
Steyn’s father believes ‘Bride of Satan’ is innocent
Monday is the first of a few days where the judgment on their charges will be handed down. Cecilia’s father, Piet Brandt refuses to believe that her daughter is an evil person.
He told reporters that his daughter was innocent and that if he had the opportunity, he would tell the court about the Cecilia we did not get a chance to know.
“I would like to go and ask, from the bottom of my heart, if I may go in the witness box … I raised her well,” he said.
His cries will go unheard as the proceedings into the conclusion of what has been an eventful trial have already commenced.
Cecilia, it seems, has made her peace with the fact that she may be punished for her role in the killing spree.
“At the end of the day, if I am punished or not punished, I have to live with myself. I am not to say I did something which I did not do. I am not going to rape my conscience,” she said.