Father shot dead in front of son

2013-03-06 17:47

Johannesburg - A man was shot dead in front of his 11-year-old son in Dana Bay in the Southern Cape on Wednesday, police said.

"Waldemar Strauss, 42, was shot in front of his son after intruders armed with guns and knives entered the residence and tied up Strauss and his 38-year-old wife with belts," said police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.

She said the intruders woke up the boy, but left their 7-year-old son sleeping in bed.

Strauss, a lawyer, was ordered to open the safe in the main bedroom, where the intruders allegedly took the son.

His wife, 38, was made to open the safe on the ground floor.

Steyn said Strauss was shot in the head.

"The intruders took firearms, cellphones and jewellery from the house before fleeing on foot," said Steyn.

  • Omnivore - 2013-03-06 18:25

    Eish. Nearest township is Kwanonqaba. If they get caught that's probably where.

  • Carl Fourie - 2013-03-06 18:40

    Another member of society shot by animals and taken away from his family. This just can't carry on, something has to be done but the goverment just talk and talk and talk and nothing happens. Under their leadership there is absolutely no dicipline and order....useless bunch of hooligans

  • belnick - 2013-03-06 19:04


  • Ziyaad Rashid - 2013-03-06 22:32

    Bring back the death penalty. Animals should be treated like animals. But, of course, that would lead to too many ANC voters on death row.

  • William Czwe Bennett - 2013-03-06 22:38

    Such things happening next door , am getting worried about the safety of us all yho.....

  • debinikita - 2013-03-06 23:28

    Bring back the Death penalty...

  • Amigo8 - 2013-03-07 00:51

    They won't bring back the death penalty because most of them are criminals in their own way

  • Msr Cricket Bats - 2013-03-24 15:06

    I am absolutely amazed at the lack of publicity in this most serious of crimes. In the Uk this type of crime would be front page news for days/weeks with regular progress reports and updates from the police etc? Its difficult to know what has been done or is being done by the authorities.......Where is the community support and reassurance?

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