2 held for horror Jhb sibling murder

2013-01-30 09:27

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested in connection with a 2008 murder in Northcliff, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

"They are in court tomorrow [Thursday], they have been linked to the crime," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The Star newspaper reported that Gary Smith and his sister Karen Buchanan were bound with rags and their mouths were duct-taped shut before they were assaulted on 14 March 2008.

Their teeth were pulled out, darts were thrown at them and Buchanan was stripped naked. Later, they were both shot in the head.

Buchanan was killed by a shot to the back of the head. Her brother was shot in the mouth. Their bodies were found by a domestic worker.

Dlamini said he could not disclose the names of the two men arrested before they had appeared in court because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

The men, who were arrested two weeks ago, would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on murder charges.


  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2013-01-30 09:35

    pure Evil!

      motlalepula.sompane - 2013-01-30 14:27

      the Bible says so,

  • Jaybeebaby - 2013-01-30 09:48

    The death penalty is needed.

  • FREE Prof. Karabus...NOW!! - 2013-01-30 09:52

    OMG!!!!! And these monsters breed!!

  • Jesus - 2013-01-30 09:53

    Bring back the death penalty

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2013-01-30 09:53

    What did the Brother and Sister do to be treated like that and then shot to death. those two men must get life and never to be seen ever again.

  • Jesus - 2013-01-30 09:55

    Bring back the death penalty. If you murder or rape.. You die. Simple.

  • atta.asare - 2013-01-30 09:57

    oh my God... sounds like something from a Mafia movie. Can the state please bring back the death penalty for animals like this!!!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-30 12:05

      Atta.asare. I wonder why people always call human scum animals? What animal torture before killing?.

  • karl.klein.547 - 2013-01-30 10:02

    It would seem that in this country the same old story plays itself out the whole time after time again. And innocent people have to suffer the consequence over and over again. This country was formed as a country a long time ago, but in actuality this is a country of many nations and it would seem that most people want to be many nations in this country. Based on all the ethnic differences and you see it each day, if not on forums, in public, etc. People in this country just cannot get along! Would it not be better or safer if this country split up into many countries again? Then there will not be this always accusing and finger pointing and hatred that all the different population groups do to each other on a daily basis. Think of it, if this country gets divided into lets say 12 different countries, then each can rule over themselves without blatant racist policies where one group can dominate the other. I know it is hard to believe, but even amongst people of colour there is a lot of hatred, because of tribe, etc. Then everyone can have there own utopia.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-30 10:06

    Why should these vicious monsters be allowed to live? They need to endure a slow agonizing death!!!!!

  • Evi - 2013-01-30 10:07

    The level of brutality is utterly unfathomable...I'm glad the perpetrators have finally been found and penance must be paid. Imagine losing two children in this barbaric way ? It is heinous and evil....

  • rahil.khanna.520 - 2013-01-30 10:56

    Disgrace to mankind ! Hang the Bastards who have no regard for life !

  • motsathebe - 2013-01-30 11:56

    The identity of the perpetrators has not yet been released, and you guys are already making this into a black and white thing. None the less, this is a heinous crime and the perpetrators, must be severely punished, regardless of skin colour..

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-30 11:59

    Third time today; Bloody savages.

  • chantelle.hyman - 2013-01-30 14:35

    The sad thing about crimes such as this is the fact that it is always going to be there and it will worsen... criminals hide behind our government knowing that they will always get away with it. Mind sets need to change and South Africa as a whole needs to stand up against crime even when our government doesnt. The death penalty will never come back and TAX payers will continue to support low life criminals... and they sit back and laugh about it! The wheel turns and they will one day get whats coming to them.

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