Afrikaner youth Shane Jonker murdered by electrocution at Krugersdorp night-club – pathologist Jessica Clair Meddows-Taylor
2010-09-03 Amanda Roestoff reports in Beeld that 18-year-old Afrikaner youth Shane Jonker was shocked to death at a Krugersdorp night-club weekend before last: he did not die of an Ecstasy overdose as was claimed by the club’s co-owner. Shane ‘s funeral takes place on Monday (today) at 2pm from the Rant-and-Dal community church in Krugersdorp. Pathologist Dr Jessica Clair Meddows-Taylor, appointed by the young man’s father Wayne Coutts, confirmed her finding of electrocution as the cause of death – and submitted an official death advisory for the Department of Home Affairs so that the family can obtain a new death certificate.
The state-issued death certificate still shows that Shane Jonker had died an ‘unnatural death until the toxicology-tests can be completed”: a process which now can take five to eight years (due to the near-collapse of the SAPS pathology department), said Coutts. The nightclub co-owner had claimed just after the youth’s death she had seen some ‘white grains’ inside Jonker’s mouth while she was trying to rescuscitate him – and she also claimed that a teenage-witness had told her that they had been drinking the drug Ecstasy together. Coutts said he wanted to speed up the investigation process by obtaining the services of private pathologists to complete the toxicology reports as well. “We can’t wait for the truth. We know he ws shocked to death’, he said. Coutts visited investigating SAPS warrant-officer Vernene Brits at the Krugersdorp police station yesterday to inform her of these facts and to hand over a copy of Dr Meddows-Taylor’s findings.
“We can’t wait for the truth. We know he was shocked to death,’ said Coutts. It probably will cost him thousands of Rands, but he’s prepared to pay this: ‘my son’s name was blackened by disinformation and I am prepared to pay to get his name cleared.’ The private toxicology-results could take some six months. Meanwhile he has also appointed a lawyer, Mr Bul van Vuuren, to represent the family in this case.