Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Suspects arrested for Kleinmont murder

By Cindy Witten
13 August 2008

The bodies of Schalk and Marie van der Westhuizen, both aged in their seventies were found by their neighbour in their Kleinmond residence Last week. This after the neighbour got worried as no one seemed to answer the telephone.
Both victims had been stabbed in the face and body, with what is thought to be a sharp object. The house had been burgled and many household appliances appeared to be stolen. No forced entry to the residence was visible. Police suspect that the motive for the murders appeared to be robbery.
“A thorough investigation by dedicated members of SAPS resulted in the arrest of two male suspects aged 22 and 23, for the murders of Schalk and Marie van der Westhuizen . Stolen items of the slain couple were found in possession of the suspects during their arrest at their dwelling in Overhills, an informal settlement in Kleimond,” said SAPS spokesperson, Superintendent Andre Traut.
Traut says that the men are due to make a court appearance in Caledon later this week. It is suspected that the suspects were employed by the victims for casual work. The matter is still under investigation.

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