Love life, cocaine play out in Miguel murder trial


Love life, cocaine play out in Miguel murder trial

FREE TO READ | Boy’s mom faces questions about the men in her life in the second week of Mohammed Vahed Ebrahim's trial


Raylene Louw’s love life and lifestyle choices were at the centre of her testimony against the man accused of killing her son Miguel, as defence attorney Jay Naidoo tore into her evidence-in-chief.

During his cross-examination, Naidoo painted Louw as a woman who had many love interests. Naidoo also pointed out that Louw had a drug and alcohol issue, to which she responded that she had done cocaine in the past but had since stopped.

In her testimony Louw told the court that Mohammed Vahed Ebrahim, the man accused of killing Miguel, had attacked her on two occasions – once after he got jealous because she was in the company of a male tenant who was renting at her mother’s property, and a second time while she was in the kitchen with her ex-boyfriend...

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