Farm-foreman Leslie Daniels slaughtered like animal

Daniels, Leslie, 58: farm-foreman stabbed to death Feb11 2011 chicken-farm Kyalami

2011-02-16 “They slaughtered him like an animal,’ said daughter Jessica Daniels, 28, when she discovered her father Leslie’s mutilated corpse on their smallholding near a chicken-farm between Kyalami and Diepsloot. He had been stabbed ‘numerous times’. The homestead’s walls and floors were smeared with his blood.  http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Vrou-kry-pa-se-lyk-Hy-is-soos-n-dier-geslag-20110216

His divorced daughter and her two small children lived with Mr Daniels but she was sleeping over at a girl-friends house in Fourways for the weekend while her children were with their divorced dad at the East-Rand. It is suspected that Mr Leslie was murdered on Friday-night  Feb 11 2011. He was manager of the chicken-farm and lived on the terrain. His daughter found his body Saturday-morning after the farm-owner contacted her on her cellphone, warning that he had not shown up for work. She rushed back to the homestead. “Everything was wide open and thrown about. I walked through the house and found my dad, hands and ankles tied together, on the living-room floor. He was already dead.’ He has been stabbed, ‘slaughtered like an animal,’ she said. There was ‘blood all over the floors and against the walls.’ She last saw her dad alive on Thursday, and last spoke to him by telephone at around 7.30pm on Friday. She said he was a ‘loving, hardworking man who looked well after his children’. He also leaves two sons and four grandchildren. Police spokesman w/o Mmakgoma Semono proudly reported that ‘the murder weapon has already been found: the victim was stabbed in the head. We found a knife.’ It is suspected that the murderers got inside the electronically-protected compound by digging a hole underneath the wires. His Toyota Hilux bakkie, reg. Nr YMW-285-GP, is missing with other unspecified property. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Vrou-kry-pa-se-lyk-Hy-is-soos-n-dier-geslag-20110216

DANIELS Leslie foreman chicken farm Kyalami slaughtered Fri Feb112011

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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