Chinese mafia linked to family's slaying

2012-09-18 08:17

Bloemfontein - The town of Warden is buzzing after the brutal murder of a Chinese couple and their baby daughter.

The bodies of Long Liang Chen, 31, Li-peng, 24, and Xiao-nan, 16 months, were found in their shop, Konka Store. They had been slashed to death with panga, reported Volksblad.

The couple’s 3-year-old boy survived the tragedy and was found crying hysterically on the bed next to his murdered sister.

Rumours that the Chinese mafia were involved in the murders abounded as the Chens apparently had become rich very quickly, driving smart cars after arriving in town only a few years ago.

Chen’s sister Helen said on Monday that they didn’t know who was behind the murders, but said they did not suspect the mafia of being involved.

The couple lived in their shop in the main road and had been well-known in town.

  • Donne.3 - 2012-09-18 08:33

    My heart breaks for this poor little boy that is left behind. :(

      Jerome Claassen - 2012-09-18 08:40

      Chinese mafia hell no,crime ja, did they paid theyer workers star looking in to that

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-18 09:44

      Angelina Jolie will adopt him

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-18 11:42

      Since when did a panga become a murder weapon of the Chinese mafia? This story doesn't make sense. Poor child - thinking of you little one

      lorain.maseko - 2012-09-18 12:47

      Ann.murray how exactly do you know what the weapons of choice are for the chinese mafia? Do you hae connections?

  • NERD - 2012-09-18 08:37

    There's a Chinese mafia in South Africa? Wow ok I need to update myself to such things....

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-18 13:04

      yes the Chinese mafia are known as the Triads,they are know internationally .

  • joe.peters.56 - 2012-09-18 08:44

    Dear Chinese mafia, please do us a favour and add Juliass to the hitlist, pwetty pwease.

  • verna.vwyk - 2012-09-18 09:01

    This is so sad! Why kill the baby? And her poor brother left behind!! Poor thing. I wish they get caught and handed to the public for justice to be served.

  • walter.lebza - 2012-09-18 09:26

    When we say demons exist, atheists say we lie.

      LoplopBirdSuperior - 2012-09-18 09:40

      Well, Walter, where was your god when this happened?

  • fatima.shaikjee - 2012-09-18 09:29

    This is so sad, this liTtle boy must be soooo lost, poor thing, reaLly feel hurt for him :'-(....

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-09-18 09:50

    Wht u see in de chinese mafia movies is wht thy act in real life,its a common knowledge tht chinese gangs r hunting each ada in some of their communities outside china,some of the hit are framed as robberies n hijackings to divert attention to a particular race

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-18 11:45

      Please learn to spell properly Eric so people will know what you are talking about. You are not 'SMSing' here!

      Jane - 2012-09-18 12:11

      @ eric, is that english?

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-18 14:36

      Eric is a neanderthal

  • FeZ14 - 2012-09-18 11:29


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