Dad speaks out about ‘killer daughter’

2013-10-06 11:17
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Cape Town - Ivan Claassen is battling to come to terms with the news that his daughter, Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, is suspected of killing her mother, popular Cape Town entertainer Rosemary Theron.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the anguished father said he did not know how to come to terms with the fact that the daughter he adored and thought of as the sweetest little girl in the world could do such a thing. He said everyone who knew his 19-year-old daughter was devastated and shocked at the news.

Claassen, who lives in Knysna, said his daughter had lived with him last year while doing her matric.

He said although Phoenix came from a broken home, and that her upbringing had not been conventional, she had been a good student and had volunteered at NGOs including Rape Crisis.

He suspects however, that his daughter and her boyfriend might have got mixed up in drugs.

Rosemary Theron disappeared in March this year. At the time her daughter told police her mother had vanished after leaving home with a stranger.

Two weeks ago, a man walked into the Fish Hoek police station and made a chilling confession. He said Theron had been murdered by her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, Kyle Maspero.

Her body had been buried in a shallow grave less than 500m from the police station.

Last week a court heard how Phoenix had allegedly embraced her mother, Rosemary, after an argument, and her boyfriend had sneaked up and strangled the artist to death. Theron and Maspero have been remanded in custody and their case postponed until 10 October.

The third accused, Godfrey Scheepers, 20, was released on bail of R500 on Monday.
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