Jason Rohde’s ‘mistress’ could testify for State

It was revealed on Tuesday that the woman who property mogul Jason Rohde admitted to having an affair with, is set to testify on behalf of the prosecution.

The woman, Jolene Alterskye, was included in a list of State witnesses that was handed up in the Western Cape High Court.

This was to add up to the summary of substantial facts and to support the charges of murder and defeating or obstructing the ends of justice.

On Monday, Rohde pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

In his plea explanation, Rohde who is a father of three daughters admitted to an extramarital affair with his fellow colleague, something he said he was not proud of.

The State says, her testimony would acknowledge that she had seen Rohde and his wife Susan shortly before her body was found hanging from a bathroom door in the married couple’s hotel room on July 24, 2016.

They had attended the Sotheby’s annual conference at the Spier Wine Farm in the Stellenbosch area.

Rohde was adamant that his wife had committed suicide and that he did not stage her suicide.

He claims that Mrs Rohde had found out about his affair with Alterskye in 2016 and has insisted on accompanying him to the annual conference, because she knew Alterskye would be there.

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