Sunday Times

Wife, 66, sat by hus­band’s body ‘for days’

- Crime · Viral · Incidents · GE Security

AN EL­DERLY woman sat be­side the body of her hus­band, 300m from a po­lice sta­tion in Bronkhorst­spruit, for days be­fore be­ing found.

Anna du Toit, 66, told the se­cu­rity guard who found her in the garage of her home that she and her hus­band, Louis, had been at­tacked by two men.

Ja­cobus Janse van Rens­burg, op­er­a­tions man­ager for GE Se­cu­rity, said as soon as he opened the garage door the smell of death hit him and he saw Du Toit, in a long flow­ery blue dress, seated near her dead hus­band.

“When you look inside the kitchen you can see she had been busy mak­ing cof­fee. then she was called and told to come and see the old man strug­gling with somebody in the garage,” said Janse van Rens­burg.

“A case of mur­der has been opened,” said Con­sta­ble Zanele Vi­lakazi of the Bronkhorst­spruit po­lice clus­ter.

Du Toit’s nephew, Ernst Crouwkamp, who called the se­cu­rity company when he failed to get hold of his rel­a­tives after call­ing for two days, thought his aunt had been sit­ting with her hus­band for a few days be­fore be­ing found. — Per­i­cles Anetos and Jan Bornman

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