UPDATE: Mo­re de­tails re­le­a­sed on mur­der

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GRAAFF-REI­NET — So­me mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on has been ma­de a­vai­la­ble on the mur­der that occur­red in Col­le­ge Ro­ad, Graaff-rei­net, last Mon­day, Ju­ly 10.

The victim has been i­den­ti­fied as 53-y­e­ar-old Ru­dolf de Wet, who mo­ved to Graaff-rei­net a­bout a y­e­ar ago.

He li­ved al­o­ne and wor­ked at A van den Berg and Son E­lec­tri­cal Con­trac­tors.

De Wet’s bo­dy was found in the bathroom of his hou­se, next to the bath, with his hands and feet bound with ro­pe. It ap­pears that he died from stran­gu­la­ti­on.

The­re we­re no signs of for­ced en­try. It is thoug­ht that either he was out­si­de w­hen he was at­tac­ked, or that he had not loc­ked his door.

The po­li­ce are u­na­wa­re at this sta­ge if a­ny­thing has been s­to­len, but con­fir­med that a flat screen te­le­vi­si­on, which de Wet is kno­wn to ha­ve o­w­ned, was not in the hou­se.

Rob­be­ry is sus­pected, but the ca­se is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

De Wet’s daug­h­ter and brot­hers tra­vel­led to Graaff-rei­net for his fu­ne­ral ser­vi­ce, which was held last F­ri­day at the Dutch Re­for­med C­hurch.

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