Double-murder of Whitmore couple unsolved: Kempton Park

 WHITMORE PERCY AND NOELEEN DOUBLE MURDERS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED CASE SAYS CAPT JETHRO MTSHALI KEMPTON PARK CENSORSHIP CRIME

pic above:  ‘This is a highly-classified case,’ said SAPS spokesman Jethro Mtshali of Kempton Park… ‘ a sensitive matter’  — speaking of the gruesome double-murder of Bonaero Park old-age pensioners Percy and Noeleen Whitmore on Sept 13 2011 in their beds. By Jan 4 2011 no-one has as yet been arrested in this ‘highly-classified case’…

January 3 2011: “The gruesome double-murders of elderly Percy Whitmore, 70, and wife Nouleen in Bonaero Park, Kempton Park in August 2011 still not been solved…

The defenceless old white couple were surprised by unidentified “assailants” in their home on Eros and Sud streets.  SAPS w/o Cobus Holloway was quoted as saying at the time to Kempton Park express journalist Bernice Maune: that ‘it seemed the couple were surprised by their assailants. The man was hit over the head with a blunt object and then suffocated with a bag. We believe his wife was tied up but managed to get loose and tried to get away. She was stabbed in the back and her throat was slit,” Holloway said.

The attackers must have been foreigners due to the brutality of the double-murders’…. police:

He claimed that due to the ‘brutality of the murders police suspect the perpetrators were foreign…’”According to police statistics and knowledge, foreign nationals tend to commit such brutal murders,” he reportedly added… SAPS Capt Jethro Mtshali also was quoted, saying the couple’s son found their mutilated bodies early Thursday-evening after he’d gone there when he was unable to reach them by telephone. SAPS w/o Terence Buchler at the Kempton Park detective office is conducting the investigation.” Elderly couple brutally killed http://bit.ly/pMlMzD

Also: here’s one case the Kempton Park police don’t even have to bother to solve:

91-year-old Mrs Kay Gudmanz ‘had died of traumatic shock’ five days after the frail old former Red Cross volunteer had received a brutal beating at the hands of three strapping black males, described as ‘foreigners’: she spoke fluent Xhosa and Zulu and told her daughters they had been ‘foreigners’…

“Traumatic shock” allegedly killed 91-year-old Kay Gudmanz – not the brutal beating from three black ‘foreigners’ who held her up in her bed at knife-point robbery five days earlier  – police did not list her death as murder :

GUDMANZ KAY 91 DIES FROM TRAUMA AFTER KNIFEPOINT ROBBERY SEPT112011 RHODESFIELD KEMPTON PARK

Mrs Kay Gudmanz (91) died five days later – allegedly from the trauma incurred during a violent armed-robbery  – during which however she had also received a brutal beating at the hands of the knifemen  on September 11 2011 inside her Rhodesfield, Kempton Park home. Afterwards these brave men celebrated their ‘victory’ in her garden with champagne… and got away scott-free: nobody has been arrested.

Kempton Park Express journalist Gerhardt Theron wrote 30 Sept 2011. He quotes Kay Gudmanz’s three daughters, Laureen, Marlene and Wendy, as saying that she died because of the armed robbery. The daughters said Mrs Gudmanz was sleeping that morning when, at about 3am, the three men, armed with a knife, entered her room and switched on the light.  They beat her and threatened to kill her. She asked them, “Do you believe in the Lord?”, and they rplied: “Who  is that?”

MRS GUDMANZ –  A FORMER RED-CROSS WORKER WHO SPOKE NGUNI-LANGUAGES – IDENTIFIED HER BLACK ASSAILANTS AS ‘FOREIGNERS’

She told her daughters her black assailants spoke broken English and as the white woman was able to speak Zulu and Xhosa, she also was able to confirm that the attackers had spoken with ‘foreign’ accents. The robbers took jewellery and cash and after their “success” they loudly celebrated their feat in her garden with a bottle of champagne.Just before 6am she called her daughter, Marlene, who lives in the garden cottage on the same property. The police was informed and arrived within 10 minutes after the call. Kay’s funeral was on September 23. That same day the garden cottage was also broken into.Kay had worked at the Red Cross and Little Eden and was well known. After her death family members received condolences from as far afield as Italy.She was known for always bringing a smile into someone’s heart. In her funeral letter it was written: “For time and space can never divide or keep your loved one from your side when memory paints in colours true, the happy hours that belong to you.”

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/kempton-park/kempton-park-news-crime?oid=4732188&sn=Detail&pid=490121&Shock-kills-91-year-old-after-armed-robbery

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

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