Baby, woman murdered at Delmas daycare

2012-05-23 19:04

Cape Town - A caregiver and a 5-month-old baby boy were found murdered in Delmas, in Mpumalanga, police said on Wednesday.

The mother of the murdered baby had phoned Margrietha de Goede, the caregiver, a few times to check on her child who was sick, but there was no answer.

The woman and a friend then went to the day mother's house, but became concerned when they heard a child crying.

They broke a window to gain entry to the house where they found an 18-month child, and called police when De Goede and the other baby, Wiehan Botes, could not be found.

Police arrived and made the grisly discovery of the Wiehan's body under a bed, a police spokesperson said.

De Goede, in her 60's, was later found dead in a garden shed.

Police forensics officials were on the scene until after 18:00.

  • AdeleFHM - 2012-05-23 19:09

    Horrible! May God be with the loved one's

      Squeegee - 2012-05-23 19:15

      Hope they catch the sick swine who did this.

      Jessica - 2012-05-23 19:20

      OMG What kind of animal is capable of such a gruesome act

      boltonbarry - 2012-05-23 20:05

      @ Jessica. African Animals

      Squeegee - 2012-05-23 20:15

      Pythagoras, that is a really stupid statement. Either you have no exposure to world events or you are just racist. There are violent people everywhere. Every country has its share of violent criminals. We do have a high rate of violent crimes, but Africa and SA are not unique.

      mart.botha - 2012-05-23 20:58

      Having read the article I have no idea of the colour or creed of the perpetrator of this heinous act. One thing I do know for sure though is that the perpetrator/s must be caught, and they must be killed....period. There is absolutely no room or resources availible to them in any of our societies. If we seriously want to make it a colour issue then let us do it this way....if those guilty are white then whites must kill them, if they are black then black folk must kill them, etc. but the bottom line, again, is they must be killed. If we as a country must have any hope for our future these anti-social mutants must be destroyed and the money used to incarcerate or evn try and rehabilitate them must be spent on uplifting the lot of poor people who despite their challenges choose not to do crime.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-05-23 21:18

      @ theO rAcLe - I can... But I am afraid I will be racist if I use it.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-05-23 21:29

      @ Squeegee - You might be right there, BUT in other countries you do not read about it EVERY single day, 5 times a day! These animals have absolutely no remorse or any kind of sympathy for human life. Especially if that person is white! They just don't care if it's a defenseless toddler or elderly. They rape and murder anything that moves! This country's creatures are hell spawn demons...

      theO rAcLe - 2012-05-23 21:35

      @ Pythagoras...I agree but don't know if that's not to mild to use....Whatever this thing is it cannot have a soul because it does not feel remorse or have any feeling for life and cannot feel regret. it's just a thing that has to steal and eat and mess and kill if it gets hindered doing any of the above.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-05-23 21:53

      @Pythagoras Amazing that you always write the most racist comments on news24, and the hides after you discovered that the culprit is white. Well now you know it,change your statements again. I sure he is a looser and a racist like you and he probably left his job because he can't live along with people of different color.

      PumaFred - 2012-05-23 22:14

      you are all making assumptions!!!!!

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-05-23 19:09

    Sick world we live in, and some people still believe there is God.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-23 19:15

      Go away you horrible troll.

      Jessica - 2012-05-23 19:23

      God gave people freedom of choice and this is how they abuse it and then people like you blame Him for your actions when the world fall apart due to your non believer actions

      Bianca - 2012-05-23 19:41

      God didn't make this happen you @ss...

      michael.i.wright - 2012-05-23 19:50

      There is one I hear, but he got cheesed off with us over the garden of eden incident and so he gave us flies, thorns and you.

      boltonbarry - 2012-05-23 20:06

      Poloy people are responsible for the actions they take not God. god gave man the free will to chose between good an evil and they will be judged by Him on that choice.

      Dawie - 2012-05-23 20:13

      Another typical idiotic response...

  • merushan - 2012-05-23 19:11

    Fking bastards

  • Sharon - 2012-05-23 19:12

    Two more senseless murders to add to the growing statistics. Both victims posed no threat, a woman in her 60s and a 5 month old baby. They were shown no mercy. My condolences to the families.

  • Nelis Fourie - 2012-05-23 19:13

    Seriously? This is sick! The death penalty needs to be re-instated, especially for these cowards who murders defenseless old women and innocent little babies!!!

  • Mphakiseng Motaung - 2012-05-23 19:14

    its sad, y would any1 murder a baby and an old woman? Nxa. Wat a sad story.

  • Plato Pravda - 2012-05-23 19:17

    A sad indictment of the chaos our country is in. Cry, the beloved the country!!!

      Michele - 2012-05-23 21:25

      We are in desperate need of a leader that will save us from from the ill's of South africa. This is just not acceptable in a country that needs to grow and we can all live together and that we respect each other and HAVE a respect for life. The baby of 5 months old grew in its mothers belly for nine months and now this... Why

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-23 19:18

    Sad news everyday in this country. When are we gonna read something good. If I watch BBC or CNN I see also sad people there because of the economy going down in the western countries.

  • Ibby du Toit - 2012-05-23 19:20

    how can some one be so heartless???? when are the so called police actually gonna start doing the f ing job???? what do they get paid for???????!!!!!!!!! yes!!!! death penalty should return!!!! the criminals enjoy prison!!!!!

  • muofhe.mutelemutobvu - 2012-05-23 19:21

    i say a person who kills someone,must be killed that people will stop living like animals we really have 2 live in fear?

      michelle.o.roos - 2012-05-23 23:22

      100% agrees M.

  • bala.makhani - 2012-05-23 19:22

    Some people are sick serious. How can U live with urself after this crazy deeds? Death penalty makes sense

      michelle.o.roos - 2012-05-23 23:22

      i fully agree with you.

  • katie.catchpool - 2012-05-23 19:26

    heartbroken. whats this world coming to

  • Nokuthula - 2012-05-23 19:26

    Condolences to the families. So sad

  • Bokfan - 2012-05-23 19:28

    Condolences to the families of the victims. This can only lead to more hatred and suspicion. This is criminality of a special kind, not necessarily racial, remember Dina Rodrigues who murdered a baby as well.

  • lientjie.legrange - 2012-05-23 19:32

    Ons bid vir die fmilie

  • flora.b.gill - 2012-05-23 19:33

    Tonight I am angry! Very Angry. This is sensless and beyond belief. What possesses \a person\ to murder a helpless 5 month old baby. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost precious people today.

  • Margaux - 2012-05-23 19:34

    condolences to the family. cops wont have time to investigate. apparently law enforcement will be helping with school students playing truant. if the criminals are caught they will be released on bail to do it again.

  • Nokuthula - 2012-05-23 19:34

    WHY?? If it was a house break-in why not take evrything and let innocent, harmless poeple live. Why do they have to put d families through dis??? WHY kill a 5 month baby who had her/his whole life to live??? WHAT cld have a 60 yrs old (granny, mother etc) done to deserve dis. WHY??? So sad

      Oneant - 2012-05-24 01:55

      that baby could have changed the world.

  • jacqy.marx - 2012-05-23 19:40

    This is sick animals! U can not call them human!

  • Bianca - 2012-05-23 19:41

    Where in your life... that poor baby :( Not forgetting the caregiver, but who can get it in their hearts to murder a five-month old baby?? A BABY!!

  • arina.wesselsgriesel - 2012-05-23 19:42

    Dit is verskriklik!! Wie kry dit oor sy hart om 'n baba te vermoor???

  • Adair - 2012-05-23 19:47

    Oh no!This is depraved!

  • hettie.potgieter - 2012-05-23 19:49

    This is so sad...I feel like crying with them...thinking that our son is also 5 months old. How can someone kill a baby that is so defenseless and innocent. This is so sick...

  • Charlotte - 2012-05-23 19:49

    Ai mens kry ma siek mense in die land. Wat het die areme baba an hom gedoen. Al my simpatie an die ouers van baby. R.N.@\r\nP

  • Fatima - 2012-05-23 19:50

    Instead of implementing e-toll first implement the death penalty. This is an act of inhumanity a 5 month old baby wouldn't have even crawled to stop them.

  • Michelle - 2012-05-23 19:51

    Dit maak my baie siek om te weet 'n 5 maande oue baba is ook hier in Delmas verloor en beste van alles is dat hulle eerder oor alle ander onnodige goed praat oor nuus as om mense bewus te maak van wat regtig gebeur in ons land en dit maak my baie hartseer as ek dink wat die ouers van die baba moet voel of selfs die familie van die dagmoeder, ek is self 'n mamma en my hart gaan uit aan die families en gemeenskap van Delmas hoop daar sal iets aan die saak gedoen word maar ek hoop want glo nie daar sal iets gedoen word om die kriminele te vang nie! My gebede gaan uit aan almal wat geraak word deur die tragedie ons Delmas gemeenskap bid vir julle en ons harte gaan ook uit aan julle! Alle sterkte en ek hoop justice sal geskied vir julle

      wilna.lazenby - 2012-05-23 20:00

      Wiets en Rita het so lank gewag vir die klein wonderwerkie in hul lewe om binne 5 maande op so onmenslike manier van hulle weggeneem te word! Mag julle asook familie van dagmoeder krag en troos vind in hierdie tyd! Ons bid vir julle! Asook vir almal wat geraak word!

  • gareth.jones.7771 - 2012-05-23 19:52

    Make them spend the rest of their lives in solitary confinement.

  • nicky.brand.7 - 2012-05-23 19:52

    Ek dink mense wat onskuldige babas dood maak is regtig sielsiek. Ek hoop die skuldiges word gevang en word goed gestraf alhoewel aan die anderkant is daar nie n goed genoeg straf vir so iemand nie behalwe die DOODSTRAF!!!

      Rene - 2012-05-23 20:02

      Vir my part kan hulle eerder die doodstraf terugbring - als in ons land sal dan beter wees - maar hul gaan ook so aan oor Zuma se privaatdele - ek is baie bly hulle het dit toegeverf - dis baie oneties. Ek kry sommer skaam vir Suid Afrika se part en dis baie hartseer

  • yolande.viljoen.39 - 2012-05-23 19:54

    oh my word! why why? its times like these that i wish we could all rise up against these animals! should we be fighting each other because of race issues and nonsense that none of us can do anything about now or work together to mend this broken country. STOP this senseless murders of our children/people! My prayers go out to the families

  • Heloise - 2012-05-23 19:55

    So iets kan net nie meer toegelaat word nie.dit is n griewel in die oê van die Here, n oog vir n oog en n tand vir n tand. Die moordenaar moet ten volle betaal vir die griewel moord.

      Christo - 2012-05-23 20:07

      Ek weet regtig nie wat so n kliending mut doen voor iemand hom$ mut vermoor nie? Dit is skrik wekend om te weet ons kinders is nie meer welkom in die werld nie! Ek wens die doners word gevang en ek sal sommer ok n mis daad pleeg net om saam hulle vir 1 dag in die selfde sell tewees!!! En glo my dit sal ver my pret wees om hule tot my aan gesig te he!!!!

  • jeavonne.swanepoel - 2012-05-23 19:59

    This is truly horrible, our sincere condolences to the families. This is the right time for us as RSA citizens to stand together and pray for a better SA. Crime is taking over this country and like previous comments everyday there is just more and more bad news. No matter the colour of our skin, we were created equally. Let us stand together and fighT against crime or evil. This wasn't necessary!! An innocent baby and an old lady.

  • Lindi-Ann - 2012-05-23 20:00

    This is one of many murders for the day. I have two questions: 1. Why murder anyone, what psycho would do something like this. 2. What will be done to those who commit these horrible crimes, it can't carry on like this. Sending them to overcrowded jails won't help. What these criminals do to their innocent victims - should be done to THEM!!!

  • George - 2012-05-23 20:01

    I trust Zuma will attend the funerals and give the eulogies and explain why the genocide is OK but some funny painting is not. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY NOW. TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE.

  • joathanj - 2012-05-23 20:01

    Sa justice is system too weak to remedy this horrific murders

  • donavin.hawker - 2012-05-23 20:02

    Close to home we live 10 min out ofdelmas our prayers are with the family

  • Zebedee - 2012-05-23 20:04

    jeez , and the powers that be are ranting about a f&*$n painting while we are faced with atrocities like this. If they made half the fuss about this murder id be shocked. Shame on you Zuma

      Nadia Fourie - 2012-05-23 20:19

      Thank you Zebedee! if only all people felt the same! my heart bleeds for both families! my God be with you! and may the devil and his culprit fear the world coming down on them for this!

  • Juanita - 2012-05-23 20:06

    I am mortified... This world is becoming so sick.... I shudder to think what it will be like when my children have children.... It seems the end times are near....the culprits should be found and given the death sentence....

  • Mario - 2012-05-23 20:06

    Dis jammer dat n 5 maande oue baba so n groot bedreiging vir iemand is dat die kind doodgemaak moet word. Die kind het seker op 5 maande reeds n hoer IK gehad as die moordenaar!!! Daar is altyd n oplossing....ons patetiese regering moet die doodstraf terug bring...proebleem opgelos!!!!!

  • christine.venter - 2012-05-23 20:08

    How sick is this...a lil baby who can't even defend himself...why always murder someone...our prayers are with the families may God send you strength...Bring back the death penalty...

  • madmom1 - 2012-05-23 20:15

    Ag no man!

  • Chrystelle - 2012-05-23 20:15

    Ek dink dis siek!! Wie in die lewe doen so iets!!

  • elena.pretorius - 2012-05-23 20:18

    Ai dit is so hartseer dat n mens se lewe niks meer beteken nie. Wie kan in n onskuldige kind se oë kyk en dan hom dood maak. Psalm 54:10\Verslind hulle,Here en verwar hulle spraak want ek sien geweld en stryd in die stad. Dag en nag loop hulle rondom op die mure, maar die boosheid en onheil is in die stad. Verwoesting is aan die orde van die dag, verdrukking en bedrog heers in die strate\

  • magda.olivier.39 - 2012-05-23 20:20

    Ek dink dis vreeslik! My hart gaan uit na die ouers! Ons land raak siek! Siek! Siek! Mense gaan so tekere oor n simpel skildery! Maar wat van vervolging oor moord op baba`s en plaasmoorde. Ouetehuise wat aan die brand gesteek word. Nee dit kan nie so aangaan nie. Ons moet almal wakker skrik. En iets moet gedoen word.

  • linda.roux.14 - 2012-05-23 20:21

    Ons lewe in n siek siek wêreld... Tipies!!! Target mense wat nie n bedreiging is nie, take on someone your own size siek vark! Die duiwel is in beheer van daai persoon se lewe. Ons kan net bid dat God hierdie aarde regskud en almal se harte oorvat en hierdie haat uit hierdie mense vat... Nou moet onskuldige mense betaal vir mense wat siek is!!! My innige simpatie met die familie...

  • Hannelie - 2012-05-23 20:22

    Hoe laag kan n mens daal om ander mense se liefde en vreugde van hulle af weg te neem. Daar is nie hoop vir julle nie al hoop wat daar is om dit met julle ook te doen. Alle sterkte vir di familie wat hulle seuntjie verloor het ek weet daar is nie woorde ni. En niks woorde kan hom trug bring nie. Maar bja sterkte. Mwa

  • dane.erasmus - 2012-05-23 20:23

    Bring die doodstraf terug!!!As jy n lewe neem,wie is jy om te lewe?!!N pragtige onskuldige baba..Niks wat enige persoon se kan die pyn weg neem..Die ouers en familie is in my hart wil breek..Hul sal aanhou moor want hul kry n paar jaar in die tronk..dus is doodstraf al wat die moorde sal verminder..!!!

  • LVisagie20 - 2012-05-23 20:25

    I hope if they found the person who did this and give him the deathsentence!!!May God be with the parents and family!!I could not amagine what would I do if it was my baby!!sorry for the loss of that parents!!May God be with You!:-(((((

  • bianca.joubert.92 - 2012-05-23 20:29

    Ek verstaan dit glad nie. Darm is hy nou veilig in die Here se arms waar niemand hom weer kan seer maak nie. Rus in vrede skaapie! En 'n ou tannie wat haarself nie kon beskerm nie. Ai

  • Illana - 2012-05-23 20:32

    May God's strength be with you, and their souls rest in peace. Will hold them in our hearts and prayers. Bring back the death penalty for these swines

  • NannaVal - 2012-05-23 20:35

    I hope they catch & hang the Monster/s who did this. What is this world coming too!!!! May God be with the poor families of the caregiver & the little baby boy.