Man haunted by brutal farm murder

2012-05-10 10:34
Pretoria – A man has told a Pretoria court how he was traumatised by finding the bodies of his parents following a brutal farm killing in April 2009.

“Every day of my life, I recall even the smallest details of what I saw when I discovered my parents,” the Pretoria News quoted Wim van den Bosch as saying.

He said the murders had left him feeling totally helpless, and he felt no therapist could adequately empathise with his situation, Sapa reported.
 
Van den Bosch, who also lived on the farm, said he knew something was wrong on the morning he found his parents’ bodies as the dogs were roaming free.

He found his mother’s body in a pool of blood in the house and his father’s body in the dairy shed.

He said he knew his father was dead when he saw all the blood surrounding the body.

A Pretoria judge convicted a former labourer of the murders of Johannes van den Bosch, 62, and his wife Jacoba.

Akona Innocent Gini, 30, was dismissed six months before the murder and was found with the dead man’s cellphone in his pocket.

According to Sapa, the Van den Bosches moved from the Netherlands to South Africa in 1982 to run the dairy farm. They had 12 children and 27 grandchildren.
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