Henning Schourie, 82, and his wife, Hilda, 80, were attacked and killed in their home in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, on Saturday at 12:55. The couple apparently lived alone.
Capt. Police cluster spokesman Jerbes de Bruyn says police are investigating a murder and house robbery case and already have a suspect in custody. So far, nothing seems to have been stolen, but the investigation is still ongoing, he says.
De Bruyn said there was so much blood on the scene that it was difficult to see at first glance how exactly the couple had died.
“The post-mortem will determine the cause.”
According to de Bruyn, the ADT security company was first on the scene and saw through the window, the suspect hitting Hilda.
“The security guard yelled at him to release her. That’s when the attacker ran out and jumped over the wall. ”
De Bruyn said the security guards pursued the attacker and shot him in the leg. They arrested the wounded man.
The murdered couple were lying side by side in the living room when police found them.
De Bruyn says police are still trying to determine if there were any more people involved in the murder and robbery. It is also unclear if the killer was armed, but police did not find any firearms at the scene.
I heard the neighbors heard the uncle and aunt shout. They (the neighbors) then shouted back at the robbers to release them and then immediately called the neighborhood watch and police.
“There is a broken window, but we are not quite sure if he / she is through it and whether he / she came in through the doors,” says De Bruyn.
Ds. Stephan Briel, pastor of the Reformed Congregation of Bergbron, where the couple were members, was notified of the incident after police called an emergency number – another member of his congregation.
Briel then immediately went to the scene where he met the couple’s son.
“I heard the neighbors heard the uncle and aunt shout. They (the neighbors) then shouted back at the robbers to release them and then immediately called the neighborhood watch and police, ”says Briel.
He described the police support as “wonderful”.
According to Briel, his worship service was very emotional on Sunday morning, with members sneaking around.
“However, the Lord has come to our comfort,” he says.
The Reformed municipality of Bergbron wrote on Facebook on Saturday: “These dear people, Uncle Henning and aunt Hilda Schourie, died this afternoon in an armed robbery at their home. Our congregation will miss them greatly. We honor their memory. ”
Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news
Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.
Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.
Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.
Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.
She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.
Tweets and reports that Mme Lydia Mokgokoloshi has passed are FALSE
Nkoko Mantsha, as she is affectionately known to Skeem Saam fans, is alive.
The FB page reporting this is NOT an SABC creates page. pic.twitter.com/mGcpWASpqf
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 24, 2021
Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in
Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.
Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.
He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.
Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.
“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.
Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
This is a developing story.
Residents warned against consuming dead fish washing up at Umhlanga and Umdloti beaches – video
The eThekwini Municipality has sent out a warning to residents against collecting and consuming dead fish and crayfish that have washed up on the beaches of Umhlanga and Umdloti, north of Durban.
The public has been asked to refrain from fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches after a video of the dead fish on the beaches emerged on social media.
The municipality said it was investigating what caused the marine life to die.
“It is considered serious and can affect one’s health if collected and consumed.”
According to reports, run-off water and chemicals reached the ocean through storm water drains after firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant at Cornubia started by looters on Tuesday.
“The public is advised to refrain from all recreational activities, including fishing or surfing, bait collection and picking up of dead species in this area,” said the municipality.
“Collecting or harvesting of any marine living resource in the area is temporarily prohibited until the cause is determined and the threat has abated.
“Authorities are investigating the source of the pollution and cleanup companies are trying to contain the spill.”
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