Van der Lith couple and worker killed on Louis Trichardt farm
17 November 2010 Leave a comment
2010-11-16 LOUIS TRICHARDT, LIMPOPO – A gruesome scene greeted a man who wanted to purchase cattle-feed from a local farmer: instead he found the body of a murdered worker – and after alerting the SAPS, the tortured bodies of farmer Pieter Blomerus (Blom) van der Lith, 65, and his wife Henna were also found.
Marietie Louw-Carstens reports in Beeld newspaper that the murdered worker’s name has not yet been published pending notification of kin. SAPS spokeswoman Lt.kol. Ronel Otto said the triple-massacre probably took place over the weekend. Nothing seemed stolen. Mr Van der Lith ‘s Toyota Land Cruiser was parked 20 metres from his body – which was tied up to water-pipes leading to the farm dam. Police provided no details of the manner in which the farm-worker was found.
The triple-murders occurred about two weeks after the murders of Johan and Annelise Greyvensteyn of Musina/Messina on 4 November. Their tortured bodies were found inside their bakkie on their smallholding. The Transvaal Agricultural Union’s spokeswoman Ms Marie Helm said they were deeply shocked about the murders. Farmers were helping police in attempts to track the killers. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Egpaar-en-hul-werker-op-Limpopo-plaas-vermoor-20101116