Five held for elderly couple's murders

2013-02-13 18:15

Bloemfontein - Five men have been arrested in connection with the murders of an elderly Bethulie couple, Free State police said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Constable Maselela Langa said the men, aged between 17 and 25, were taken into custody in Bethulie around 04:00 on Wednesday.

Gordon and Launa Adams, both in their 70s, were found dead in their house in Bethulie on Saturday. They had stab wounds.

Two firearms were stolen from the safe. The attackers fled the scene in the couple’s Toyota bakkie. Police recovered one firearm on Wednesday.

The five would appear in the Bethulie Magistrate's Court soon.

  • eish.eish.5 - 2013-02-13 18:28

    This is just so wrong! Well done to the police, lets hope the evidence is solid. But who would ever kill an old couple like that? Just so wrong!

  • Andre - 2013-02-13 18:39

    The signs of a sick society with an equally sick approach towards crime by a self-centred law enforcement system, co-sactioned by Government.

      ramosa61 - 2013-02-13 19:21

      Idiotic comment - Read again, André: The suspects were identified and apprehended by the POLICE. Your self-centred and single-minded approach does NOT contribute to the healing of this community where all cultural groups are united in their shock and grief over the loss of two people who were popular among all the people of Lephoi, Cloetespark, and Bethulie. I bet you don't even know where Bethulie is, much less know the community as well as I and many others do. Get a life! Better still, get yourself some pills to kick your brain into action. If you have one.

      Andre - 2013-02-13 19:56

      Dear Ramosa, two persons are dead! It should never have happened in the first place. The criminals know exactly the Government is soft on criminals. They have far more protection and rights than innocent civilians. That is the crux of the matter and if you dont understand this then stay put.

  • ramosa61 - 2013-02-13 19:06

    Vigiles Bethulienses certe studiosi sunt. Felicitates ob opus magnum do! Imperatorem vigilum bene scio et saepe acta illius laudebam. Sed renuntiatio me non satisfacit: praenomines victimarum sunt Gordon et Lorraine, cognomine Adam. Etiam, Lorraine LXIII erat, non ultra LXX. Scriptor renuntiationis stultissime pigerrimeque scripsit. Fatuus!

      ramosa61 - 2013-02-13 20:08

      tienie.mac: i ad avernum.

      cathy.dejongh.5 - 2013-02-13 21:22


  • pierre.flyadvertising - 2013-02-13 19:10

    Just kill them.letha injection.quick

      CarolynDewrance - 2013-02-13 19:19

      No just take them out with a bullet in the back of their heads.

  • rita.chimezieayogu - 2013-02-13 20:46

    S.A is gradually turning to something else, why must this aged couple suffer such a horrible death. Human life has no value any longer.

  • george.frangs - 2013-02-15 13:06

    Apartheid made these boys who werent even born then do it.

  • Zimi Sigonya - 2013-03-11 19:22

    What a sad reality it is that we are living in.. this story is particularly tragic and devastating. I gave up on pointing fingers and blaming government for poor security, services and and--- a long time ago, what happened could've happened to anyone. that however does not mean that the offenders are not guilty. I feel that life has become too predictable and the justice system has been questioned a million times before and nothing seems to be changing. Two citizens lost their lives and the rest of us will just talk about it and be very good at saying who's fault it was also bearing in mind that it didn't happen to us primarily; the offenders will live and probably get a few years in prison and life will go on, until it happens to another's an endless cycle of despair.

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