Dad killed while family buys ice cream

2013-02-06 10:08
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Johannesburg - A well-known Middelburg businessman was murdered in his home while his wife and daughter were out buying ice cream.

Tiziano [known as TC] Ciciliato was stabbed with a sharp object in the chest and possibly strangled sometime between 20:15 and 22:00 at his home, reported Beeld.

Ciciliato’s wife, Ronelé, and their daughter Rozaan, 14, went to buy ice cream and on their return saw the gate standing open and suspected something was wrong.

The mother called her son Jaco Botma, 29, who met her at a nearby fuel station and drove home with her. The police were called and arrived at the house with the family.

“We saw the little window at the front door was broken and decided to rather wait outside while the police went in,” said Botma.

He said police told them a man’s body was lying on the floor of the TV room.

“They described the man and we then knew it was my stepfather. My mom and Rozaan were in a state.”

Ciciliato, who owned several businesses in Middelburg,  presumably fell asleep in his chair and was overpowered and killed on the spot.

House keys, TV sets, DVD players, electronic equipment and jewellery was missing from the house.
Police were investigating.

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