A woman from Bonnievale managed to flee with her life, after her husband was brutally stabbed to death before her eyes in an attack on Monday evening. Her husband’s body was later discovered in a nearby river.
“Four armed suspects attacked a couple, both 55, in their residence and held them hostage,” said South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut. “The female victim who sustained a stab wound managed to escape and alerted police. The body of her husband was later discovered approximately 200m from the house.”
According to publication Kerbode, the couple – Tool and Liezel Wessels – were about to leave their home to attend a church choir practice when the assailants attacked them.
The Head of Community Safety for AfriForum, Ian Cameron, revealed that the attackers poured boiling water over Liezel’s back. He added that the couple’s house was completely ransacked, and a firearm belonging to them is now missing.
FARM MURDER 13/5/2019: Bonnievale, Western Cape. Couple attacked by 4 men wearing balaclavas. Wife escaped to a neighbouring farm with a stabwound on her chest and was burnt with hot water on her back. House ransacked, firearm safe missing. Husband’s body found 500 m from house. pic.twitter.com/GaiyoH3fsp
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) May 14, 2019
Pictures: Ian Cameron/Twitter