SA man who fled country after ex-girlfriend murder to be extradited from Brazil
Man who fled to Brazil after the murder of his ex-girlfriend is due to be extradited to South Africa on Friday.
Gerard Jansen Van Vuuren was expected to face trial in 2013 in Johannesburg after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Venter, to death in late 2011.
Jansen Van Vuuren tried committing suicide at the crime scene but was arrested and charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
He was later granted bail in the Johannesburg High Court.
He absconded the country four days before the start of his trial in May 2013.
He travelled to Brazil using false travel documents.
Interpol issued a warrant of arrest and he tracked down and arrested by Brazilian authorities in August 2013 on a charge of false documentation.
He was released in 2015 after serving a sentence for this crime.
However, the South African Police Service disclosed that Interpol have been working with Brazilian officials for several years to find Jansen Van Vuuren.
He was rearrested in June this year.
He is currently in police custody in Rio De Jainero.
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