My husband would not have killed himself - cop's wife

2017-01-19 17:09
Anne Greeff (Mlungisi Louw, Netwerk24)

Anne Greeff (Mlungisi Louw, Netwerk24)

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Bloemfontein – A Bloemfontein woman is adamant her police officer husband did not commit suicide as he was his normal self on the day he died.

“He was cheerful on the day he died and looking forward to our daughter’s matric farewell,” Anne Greeff told Netwerk24.

Her husband, Warrant Officer Deon Greeff, died under mysterious circumstances in Bloemfontein after dropping off a colleague last Thursday evening.   

Greeff had been a police officer for 27 years and had been working at the Kagisanong police station. He died around 19:00 after being shot in the heart once. He was in his car and had dropped off a female colleague, known only as Palesa, at her home in Grasslands 2.  

“He loved the children and me and was looking forward to our daughter Simone’s matric farewell. He’d told me so just hours before his death,” Greeff said. 

“He was his chipper self on Thursday morning and he kissed the children and me and told us how much he loved us before leaving the house. There was nothing wrong when he left. He also wasn’t depressed.”

She wanted answers about her husband’s death.

“I know there are processes to be followed, but it is my husband and my children’s father.”  

Greeff said police were still investigating and waiting for ballistic results. On Wednesday, she saw the car in which her husband died. 

“It’s bad. There is blood everywhere.”

Despite the fact that their lives had been ripped apart, they would not give up.

“God will provide and there are so many people who support and care for us.”

A funeral service would be held in the Trinity Methodist Church at 10:00 on Friday.

Police have opened a murder docket. 

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