Foul play ruled out in Centurion triple murder case
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 October 2009
Pretoria police say foul play has been ruled out in the shootings of a police captain and her two sons at their home in Centurion.
Captain Annake van Niekerk gunned down her three-month-old baby, shot her 12-year-old son in the head and then turned the gun on herself yesterday afternoon.
A spokesperson says forensic tests prove that Van Niekerk used the firearm. Her 12-year-old son died at the Unitas hospital shortly after her ex-husband found the bodies. The motive for the murders is not yet known.