Personality found dead in car

2010-06-02 15:19

Well-known Bloemfontein personality, Pinkie Pelser (38), has been

found dead in her car near the N1 outside the city.

Police spokesperson Annelie Wrensch said people in the area

contacted police at about 9am yesterday about a body in a vehicle behind a

petrol station.

Wrensch said: “Police went to the scene and found a woman inside a

vehicle with a pipe leading from the exhaust to inside the vehicle.”

Wrensch said no foul play was suspected and police would conduct an


Pelser was in the local news regularly in 2006 over an alleged

affair with Mike Pieterse, a Bloemfontein businessman and husband of

long-distance athlete Zola Budd-Pieterse.

The Pieterses had since reconciled and now live in the US.

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