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Kirsten Kluyts murder accused denied bail

# The 21-year-old student accused of the rape and murder of Johannesburg teacher Kirsten Kluyts has been denied bail by the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court. Magistrate Syta Prinsloo ruled the defence failed to present exceptional circumstances justifying bail. The accused faces charges of rape, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and premeditated murder. Kluyts was taking part in an organised run at George Lea Park in Sandton on 29 October when she was attacked and murdered. The defence intends to appeal against the ruling.