Former wife denies vandalising scrap yard car

2015-03-13 08:19
The vandalised Mercedes SLK 350 found in a scrapyard in Kimberley. (Emile Hendricks, Netwerk24)

The vandalised Mercedes SLK 350 found in a scrapyard in Kimberley. (Emile Hendricks, Netwerk24)

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Kimberley - The former wife of the man whose Mercedes was found spraypainted and damaged in a scrap yard in Kimberley has denied being responsible for vandalising the car.

The owner of the Mercedes SLK is Johan Fouche of Kimberley, a 54-year-old businessperson, Netwerk24 reported on Thursday.

His former wife Alta, 37, who was tracked down by newspaper Volksblad, denied being responsible for vandalising the car, claiming she’s not even strong enough for that.

Meanwhile, Kimberly has been buzzing since news of the damaged car was first reported last month.

The white Mercedes SLK 350 was found standing abandoned at the scrap yard for months after being vandalised with a pickaxe and spray paint.

On the sides of the car read the spray-painted words ‘hoer vervoer’ and ‘hoer jaer’, which roughly translates to ‘whore transport’ and ‘whore chaser’ respectively.

On the boot read the words ‘etter’, which translates to ‘bastard’, while the windscreen, and front and back lights, were smashed in.

According to a close source, Alta had been living in the couple’s house alone at the time of the incident.

Johan reportedly asked to collect the car one particular Sunday morning.

Alta, then, stayed with friends that Saturday evening, and on returning to her home the next morning, found the vehicle in its damaged state, the source said.

The husband, who ironically owns a car repair service, declined to give his version of events, and also denied being behind the incident.

The couple divorced last year after being married for 17 years.

Vandalised car

The vandalised Mercedes SLK 350 found in a scrapyard in Kimberley. (Emile Hendricks, Netwerk24)

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