“The family still does not know what happened. We just want closure ...”
Together they had shared a small flat with their three children, until they were finally able to buy the Larch Road house, just over a week before the murder-suicide.
Gori had worked as a salesperson for Hasmani’s Wholesalers in Church Street while Aziz worked in Janoo’s Wholesalers, also in Church Street.
Their oldest daughter had married over the Easter weekend and moved to Johannesburg, while Mairoonisa was a popular Grade 10 pupil at Kharina Secondary School and Muhammad Rizwan a Grade 4 pupil at Shri Vishnu Primary School.
A family member told The Witness that Aziz and Gori “did everything together” and had been married for 21 years.
“I am not sure how they met but they were very loving towards one another.
“Gori was always happy and smiling. At a party, she would be the first to arrive and the last to leave.
“Aziz worked almost seven days a week but he still came to family functions. He was well liked.
“The family still does not know what happened. We just want closure, we want to get to the bottom of it.
“The day before [the incident] Gori was fine, she went to work, she was happy, the children went to school.
“We want to know why. Gori was so much fun to be around. You would always find neighbours sitting and chatting to her in her home,” said the family member.
Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said the police are looking at a number of positive motives and scenarios.
“At this early stage of the investigation we are not willing to speculate. We will provide the media with an update once there is a breakthrough,” he said.
Aziz and Gori Manjra in earlier days.