Wife of acclaimed artist Walter Meyer back in court for his murder


CAPE TOWN, December 29 – The 29-year-old wife and alleged killer of acclaimed South African artist Walter Meyer is expected to appear in the Upington Magistrate’s court for a bail application on Friday.

Meyer was stabbed to death on December 22. His wife, Sophia Meyer, was subsequently arrested, and made her first appearance on a charge of murder on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old Meyer was born in Aliwal North. He matriculated with a distinction in Art in Pretoria and went on to study Fine Art at the University of Pretoria. The celebrated artist, who painted mainly South African landscapes, has exhibited his work in Germany, London and New York.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said Meyer was stabbed with a sharp object, allegedly during an argument with his wife.

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