Flat owner shocked at body in freezer

2012-10-04 08:39

Cape Town - The owner of a Cape Town flat in which a body was discovered in a chest freezer told of her shock on Wednesday.

The badly decomposed body was found by construction workers doing renovation work on the notorious Senator Park apartment building, reported the Cape Argus.

“I can’t believe something like this has happened here. I mean, this is something you would expect to happen in a movie or something,” flat owner Bernadette Bailey said.

The flat belonged to her late mother and her mother’s boyfriend but he moved out as it was no longer considered safe for him to live there.

Bailey said heavy burglar gates were put on the flat and she didn’t know how the killers got in to dump the body.

“The smell that came out of there was terrible, and the way the body was squashed into that fridge was terrible,” she said.

Police said the body was so badly decomposed they could not even tell what gender it was.

Investigations into the murder are continuing.

  • julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-10-04 08:55

    Say no more! In this country, everything is possible.......

      khabir.hoosen - 2012-10-04 09:10

      So are you saying the murder only happens in SA?

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-04 09:33

      No, happens in Liverpool as well, every weekend, when the home team get killed.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-04 09:35

      @YNWA: What he is saing is murder in South Africa happens that much and in such creative ways. - 2012-10-04 09:51

      I've seen this episode on the TV Series - Bones.

  • Zaba - 2012-10-04 09:11

    RSA doesn't punish criminals anymore. Terrible killings is a like TV game now. Ths killers could get 6mnths in prison. Death sentence should b brought back, too much Rights

  • Simon - 2012-10-04 09:32

    OK, what has happened is wrong. But consider the consequences if the death penalty were to be brought back. Firstly, our constitution and bill of rights would have to be amended in that NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIFE in order for the death penalty to be legal. Think about that for a moment. That opens up for things like genocide (killing off a group of people, like what Hitler did in the Holocaust). We all dont like the current government, but do you want them to NOT respect the value of human life? EG; if you are an 'agent','agitatent' or are 'anti-revolutionary' to some will be gassed/hung/injected. The old government did the same thing. The old gallows had many, many, nooses to execute en mass. A heavy person would have to wear a rubber suit so their body wouldnt rupture from the force of the drop. It was that effective. But it did not stop the 'freedom fighters' in their quest. How will it discourage the current generation that is are victims of a broken system (and are still under the impression that must still fight for freedom). NOW, do you really want the death penalty back?

      jon.harris.9421450 - 2012-10-04 09:43


      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-04 09:51

      @Simon: How about this statement: Everyone has the right to life. You have the right to ... bla bla bla. If however you infringe on anyone else's right or rights without proper justification that right or rights of yours will themselves be forfeited. Right there you remove a lot of problems in our society.

      izaan.bryant - 2012-10-04 10:01

      Simon, what the F@CK are you talking about? Murderes should by default NOT have the right to live. If a bag of apples is rotten you remove the rotten apple otherwise it spoils the rest of the apples. This is hardly a gateway for a genocide! The more murderers the more nooses. Child molesters hand me another noose and a pocket knife. I will take care of them myself.

      nicky.rensburg.1 - 2012-10-04 13:21

      Notwithstanding the fact that this is SA and a 3rd world country, I realise it will be unfair to compare... however, look at Texas, lowest crime rate in USA because... they enforse the death penalty... perhaps the WC should implement such a set of rules of their own

      Andrea - 2012-10-04 15:23

      I'm afraid criminals and their rights are far too sacred in this sh*thole we have to call home. Why, I wonder. Do they pay as much tax as I do? I doubt. The masses are forever blaming apartheid when in fact, looking at what is broadcasted, the average age of these murdering/raping/thieving lot is 14-22. What do they know of apartheid? Nothing. All they know is to demand, to take, to have whatever, whenever. Struggle? What struggle? They could not spell the bloody word, too busy sniffing glue to pay attention.

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-10-04 10:09

    blame the 'lawyers for rights of criminals '.in rsa criminals have more rights than the victims. i say bring back the death penalty and make the families of these lawyers who fight for the rights of these criminals the victims and lets see how they will change their tunes.

  • raquel.sales.7547 - 2012-10-04 12:00

    Bailey said heavy burglar gates were put on the flat and she didn’t know how the killers got in to dump the body...Why do I think she is involved some how

  • gillian.sanderson - 2012-10-04 16:53


  • matsha - 2012-10-04 20:06

    Why did they leave the freezer behind? Am I the only one confused here? Something's not right with this story.

  • igshaanp - 2012-10-04 21:05

    ide like to do this with jacob zuma

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