Bruno van Staden, 66, murdered, smallholder

‘The five-member black male gang also robbed 2 black workers at the smallholding next door: but dropped the robbed jewellery when they fled…’

July 21 2011 – PRETORIA. Mr Bruno van Staden, 66, was shot dead with four shots to his body in his bedroom at his Kameeldrift smallholding at 7.30pm. The pensioner’s wife Alexis, 55, was ordered at gunpoint to get out of the bathtub. She apparently remained unscathed.

Hilda Fourie of Beeld quotes lt-col Lungelo Dlamini as saying that the same five-man gang probably also attacked a gardener and a maid in the smallholding next door earlier in the day.This five-member gang ‘must have dropped the robbed jewellery as they fled,’ said Dlamini. ‘They’d tied up the black workers in the cooling room’.

The Van Staden couple’s son-in-law Johan Lamprecht said they live in a flat on the smallholding. Their son Bruno and their grandson Juan-Gé Lamprecht also have seperate cottages nearby. At around 7.30pm someone knocked at the front door and Mr Van Staden opened it. A black man stood there pointing a gun at his face. It’s not entirely clear what happened next –  but the Afrikaner pensioner then was then shot dead with four shots in the upper body – at close range.

“It all happened in front of my mother-in-law. She saw it happen”. Their loot: two cellphones and Mr van Staden’s firearm… http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Bende-van-5-skiet-man-20110721

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

4 Responses to Bruno van Staden, 66, murdered, smallholder

  1. Elizke says:

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