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Philip April in the Western Cape High Court.

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  • The boyfriend of Clanwilliam teacher Allison Plaatjies pleaded guilty to murdering her in 2019.
  • Philip April said the murder was not premeditated.
  • He went drinking and watched rugby with friends as she lay dead in her flat.

The boyfriend of Clanwilliam teacher Allison Plaatjies pleaded guilty to murdering her in October 2019 during an argument over his drinking. 

“I plead guilty to the charge of murder of the deceased known as Allison Plaatjies,” said Philip April via his lawyer, Office Mtini, in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. 

“I applied force to her neck with my hands, stabbing and cutting her throat with a knife, which caused her death.”

However, he said the murder was not premeditated. 

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April pleaded not guilty to the theft of her Hyundai i20, or the alternate charge of taking it without her consent, saying he was the person who usually drove the vehicle. 

He said Plaatjies was his girlfriend; they studied teaching together, and later worked as teachers at the same school in Clanwilliam.

On 24 October 2019, he was in Cape Town rewriting a subject he had failed the previous year.

“The examination did not go well, and I was not happy with the fact that I had failed for a second time,” April said, adding it w

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