Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Elderly couple beaten to death

Murray Williams

March 17 2008 at 04:32PM

An elderly couple have been found murdered in their home in Somerset West after an apparently botched robbery.

Anita and Stephanus Joubert, 75 and 77 respectively, were found by police on Sunday morning. The police had apparently been alerted after a friend had tried to call the couple on Saturday night, but could not reach them.

The elderly woman was found dead, but her husband was reportedly still alive when police arrived. He died later at Vergelegen Medi-Clinic.

A nephew of the couple, city advocate Anton Kruger, told the Cape Argus: "The family believes it was an attempted burglary obviously gone wrong."

The family had not been allowed into the house, but reports suggested that the pair had been bludgeoned to death with a blunt object.

No one has been arrested.

Kruger said the pair, who had not had children, had retired to 25 Rupert Road in Bakkershoogte many years ago from KwaZulu-Natal.

His aunt had a sister who lived in Bellville who had visited her every weekend.

That aside, the couple were not involved in any community activities and did not employ a domestic worker.

"They were extremely private and fiercely independent, to the extent that they did not want to know about security systems," Kruger said.

The double murders come a week after the repeated rape of a Dutch tourist, 60, at the Lord Charles Hotel, a few kilometres away.

No arrest has been made in either case.

This article was originally published on page 3 of Cape Argus on March 17, 2008



Anonymous said...

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DANIEL: Isn’t black economic empowerment though in itself a racist policy?


DANIEL: Well because it’s about race. The entire policy is race based.

ESSOP PAHAD: Is that so? I don’t know. Why don’t you look at our Constitution?

DANIEL: Well the very phrase “black economic empowerment” implies that it’s race based.


ESSOP PAHAD: If affirmative action is not based on socio-economic conditions, what do you think it’s based on?

DANIEL: White people who are poor are not covered under the BEE are they?

ESSOP PAHAD: What do you understand by socio-economic conditions?

DANIEL: Well I’m talking about people living in poverty clearly.

ESSOP PAHAD: Yes and where’s the overwhelming majority of people?

DANIEL: Look I’m well aware that…

ESSOP PAHAD: No I’m asking!

DANIEL: No I’m well aware most …

ESSOP PAHAD: You see because your questions…

DANIEL: … poor people in South Africa are black.

ESSOP PAHAD: No… look…

DANIEL: What I’m asking is …

ESSOP PAHAD: I don’t want to fight with you but your questions are wrong.

DANIEL: … economic..

ESSOP PAHAD: Because all you’re doing…

DANIEL: They’re questions. They can’t be wrong!

ESSOP PAHAD: No but all you’re sitting here…

DANIEL: They’re questions.

ESSOP PAHAD: … and you’re sitting here and worried about whites. I mean no, man sorry. Sorry. Our real fundamental concerns must be the millions of our people who are living under conditions of poverty and under development and they are Africans.

DANIEL: Some of whom are white.

ESSOP PAHAD: Yes but the overwhelming majority – 80/90% are Africans living in rural areas, living in the townships here. You’re sitting here and all your questions is about the whites. Sorry, I, you know I mean you may use it. You don’t want to use it it’s up to you. I don’t find it acceptable.

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