Mrs Fan Liebenberg 80: skull crushed
3 August 2011 Leave a comment
Mrs Fan Liebenberg: 80, skull crushed with garden-shears: Nicolas Smit Street, Monument
Krugersdorp – August 2 2011. Beeld journalist Amanda Roestoff reports that eighty-year-old Afrikaner pensioner and avid church-goer Mrs Fan Liebenberg was mutilated so brutally with a garden-shears that her skull was crushed.
Mrs Liebenberg was murdered in the Krugersdorp suburb of Monument only days after returning from holiday in Margate at the Zululand south-coast.Her lifeless, bloodied body was discovered at noon on August 2 2011. by daughter Kobie Geldenhuys, 53, who routinely visits her live-alone parent.She suspected something was amiss when she saw the backdoor’s security gate standing open. She alerted friends to help her get into the house and waited outside while two men searched the home and came across the badly-mutilated elderly Afrikaans woman’s body.Mrs Liebenberg was tied up hands-and-feet before she was murdered. She was fully dressed when found. Missing: a .22 pistol from her registered gun-safe, a cellphone and jewellery. Her son Frans, a mechanical engineer from Kempton Park, said despite her advanced age, she was very independent, very alert and closely involved in church-affairs.Family and friends streamed to the house to help the Liebenberg family cope with their loss. Warrant officer Solomon Sibiya of the local police said nobody was arrested.Mrs Liebenberg is also survived by three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
White Benoni woman shoots dead black-male gunman
BENONI – One of two black men who broke into a family home on Houtkapper Street at 3am, in Crystal Park, was shot dead during a gun-fight on July 29.
. Clyde Meela reports in LookLocal Benoni that the unnamed white home-owner was awakened by the house alarm and her dogs. She was asleep in the bedroom with her two children. She took her gun and went downstairs to investigate. She looked through her living room window and spotted two black men with guns in her yard. When they saw her one pointed his firearm at her, and she raised her gun and a gun-fight ensued, with shots fired throught the windows. She fired off two shots and saw one man fall down. She alerted the Crystal Park police and Community Monitoring Service (CMS) security guards but after a search in the dark they could find neither of the two gunmen. Later on the same day, at about 7.30am, the gardener arrived and started with his daily duties. He saw suspicious liquid drops on the grass and decided to follow the trail, which led him to the discovery of the body of the shot suspect on the grass. The paramedics were called to the scene and declared the suspect dead. At that point the police were called back to examine the scene with photographers and detectives and a mortuary vehicle arrived to fetch the dead gunman’s body. It was taken to the Germiston Mortuary. The other suspect is still on the run, and the cases are being investigated by WO Riana Erasmus. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/benoni/benoni-news-general?oid=4554267&sn=Detail&pid=40&Benoni-woman-shots-burglar-dead
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