Dad killed in front of wife, son

2012-11-19 08:46
Jacques Botha with his daughter Tanya. (Beeld)

Jacques Botha with his daughter Tanya. (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - A Gauteng father was shot dead in front of his new wife and son - five years after his first wife was brutally killed in front of him during a robbery.

Jacques Botha, 51, was shot by robbers in cold blood, in front of his wife Anél, 45, and son Neo, 3, on their smallholding Muldersdrift, reported Beeld.

It was the second violent attack in two days on the smallholding.

Botha’s daughter Tanya, 22, said she and brother Reinhardt, 18, were struggling to cope with their father’s death.

Anél Botha revealed on Sunday how she heard a noise at about 20:00 in the house they were renting on the smallholding.

She saw three big men overpower Botha and shoot him six times. She fled with their son but the robbers found her and threatened her with a knife, demanding her laptop and cellphone.

“I thought they were going to kill us,” said Anél.

“My husband was busy dying on the floor but they clearly had no conscience or respect.”
 
A gang of robbers was thought to be operating in the area and was believed responsible for another attack on a family living in another house on the smallholding.

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