Cape Town suburb shocked by mom's murder

2012-10-05 08:29
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Cape Town - The middle-class suburb of Claremont in Cape Town has been left shocked by the murder of a mother who was killed while her domestic worker was taking the woman’s 2-year-old daughter out for a walk.

Anzunette du Plessis, 33, was found by the domestic when she came back from taking the little girl out, reported Die Burger.

Du Plessis had been stabbed in the neck.

The domestic went to a neighbour putting out his garbage, hysterically telling him about what she had come upon.

“When I got into the back room, I just saw blood on the floor…it was not a pretty picture. I still see the images in my head,” said the neighbour who wanted to remain anonymous.

“The gate (to the premises) as well as the security gate was open. That’s why I suspect she must have known the attacker and possibly have opened (the gates) for him,” said the neighbour.

Three suspects were arrested after they were found nearby with blood on their clothes. One of the arrested men had previously worked for Du Plessis, according to a Cape Times report. A fourth suspect was also being sought.

They were also found with items stolen during the robbery, the Cape Times said.

Friends and family members were too shocked to talk to the media and Du Plessis’s partner as well as the domestic worker were clearly traumatised.

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