Monday, 27 August 2007

Three held after woman thrown down cliff

August 26 2007 at 02:51PM

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 63-year-old woman who was strangled and thrown off a cliff by three men, Kwazulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

Last Thursday Lynette Oosthuizen was allegedly murdered by three men on her farm, said police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram.

One of the men was apparently a former security guard on her farm.

Budhram said after strangling her, the men ransacked her house and then allegedly took her body and threw it down a cliff in the Nkwezela area of Bulwer.

The arrests in the case came on Friday after two men were found in Imbali driving a stolen Colt bakkie belonging to Oosthuizen's husband.

They also had a wallet containing banking information and a driver's licence belonging to Lynette Oosthuizen.

A third man was found later in Incwadi in possession of property belonging to the deceased, including a rifle, ammunition, DVDs and jewellery.

Severe weather conditions meant the police, with a search and rescue team, could only retrieve the body on Saturday.

The arrested men will appear in the Impendhle magistrate's court on Monday.

Police investigations continued. - Sapa


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