Louise 'may have been targeted' over pics

2011-10-13 08:57

Johannesburg - The mother of murdered Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal has tearfully described her daughter as an "angel".

Shireen de Waal also speculated to Beeld about her daughter's modelling pictures, saying she wondered if she had posted them on social networking site Facebook, and whether her attacker may have targeted her after seeing the photographs.

Louise’s father, Lourens, currently living in Cape Town, reportedly burst into tears when he heard his daughter had been kidnapped.

"Louise was never violent, she never felt hatred for anyone, she's my angel. I truly believe she's a spirited child who God has touched," Shireen de Waal told The Star.

Gauteng police will hold a media briefing on Thursday morning amid unconfirmed reports that a man has been arrested for the murder.

Police were still waiting for DNA results to confirm that a burnt body, found on a farm in Magaliesburg on Wednesday afternoon, was De Waal's. Her family was however widely quoted in the media on Thursday as saying the 17-year-old Horskool Die Burger pupil's body had been identified by a belly ring and earrings.

According to The Times, Missing Children SA updated its website about De Waal's abduction, saying "Found deceased".

  • BUGATTI - 2011-10-13 09:02

    How long must South Africans keep on asking the Government to bring back the death penalty?

      kovilen.reddy - 2011-10-13 09:18

      Uh, why put into law something that will contract their voting base???

      Civil_Rights - 2011-10-13 09:32

      To the people who dislike Bugatti's stance on the death penalty...Would you disagree on the death penalty if your child was the one who was murdered? People who commit murder do not deserve any civil rights. I would say such people are animals-but not even animals go around kidnapping and killing.

  • Buic Unix - 2011-10-13 09:03


  • Tanya Nel - 2011-10-13 09:03

    My deepest condolences to the family on this tragic loss. PLEASE BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!!

  • Neil - 2011-10-13 09:12

    @ Nawe - Racism is the one thing that seperates men from animals !!! GFYS !!!

  • Dorsy7 - 2011-10-13 09:12

    My sincere condolences go out to this family, this is tragic. I hope this guy pays for this. @Nawe, I don't know who is sick -er, you who bring race into this or the rest of the commentators who actually entertain you by responding to you. I could say you need a psychiatrist but then again you are dead already inside (spiritually) its a question of time before you fall over and die (physically). Mark my words, all the bad things happening to you are attracted by yourself, more is to come.

  • - 2011-10-13 09:14

    Our political parties say the death penalty will not be brought back. Do they then really listen to us? A recent poll has shown that more than 70% of people are in favour of bringing back the death penalty. Don't they represent our voice?

      PyroSA - 2011-10-13 10:01

      Does the death penalty actually work though? Most studies seem to indicate that it does not. It's cheaper than keeping convicts caged up in a often repeating cycle, but that's about it.

  • McDaNife - 2011-10-13 09:14

    Why target this girl in broad daylight unless they knew one another. But whatever the reasons what a way to die. Hope this guy rots in hell.

  • Anneleen - 2011-10-13 09:14

    Death penalty!

  • lester.nel - 2011-10-13 09:14

    @Nawe.Hey AssH@le easy to say Sh%t like that over the web How about saying it infront of a parent.or better yet infront of me!Re-instate the death penalty ANC or are you scared you'll be loosing votes!!

      Tshepos - 2011-10-13 09:28

      The child must be extremly special to get so much publicity, becouse this happens everyday in the townships, and no one is making any noise about it

      lester.nel - 2011-10-13 09:40

      @Tshepos...I'm sorry to hear that this sort of thing happens every day in the town ships tragic is what it is...So then the town ship people should have greater reasone to have the death penalty re-instated! And Tshepos EVERY child is special.But do you hear us make comments like Nawe about your children?

      zena - 2011-10-13 09:41

      @Tshepos, every child is special and none of them deserve to be kidnapped and burned to death, nor raped or dumped on a rubbish dump. Stop always trying to make this into a fight, when everybody hears about a baby being dumped, we all get on bored and comment, same with those poor little children that were recently killed for Muti, we care about all children no matter their colour, they are innocent and don't deserve been killed so brutually.

  • WhiteMalema - 2011-10-13 09:15 are my reason for being racist. Your logic earns you a place in the worst corner of hell!

  • Dazza - 2011-10-13 09:15

    @nawe the extent of your racism is digusting, it's people like you that ensure the non-progression of our country.

  • logancyoung - 2011-10-13 09:16

    Louise is only sharing photos on facebook with people on her friends list. So if the photos were the motive (can't imagine why anyone would kill over photos), then the culprit is on her friends list on facebook

  • Lu - 2011-10-13 09:17

    Nawe "get a life" - what a racist remark!!

      mdukubeka - 2011-10-13 09:29

      Can all of you pls stop responding to ugly remarks because what you doing is dancing to the tune of the person and feeding his desire to see and hear how upset you r because of these remarks.He knows he is wrong so why respond..Just ignore him, you will see!!!

  • Sportsfan001 - 2011-10-13 09:17

    @Rubbish you are awfully quiet with your comments when we read about the uncountable crimes committed by blacks

  • Velgr - 2011-10-13 09:18


  • Hells Bells - 2011-10-13 09:18

    Nawe, may God punish you for this comment. This is totally uncalled for. Sies!

  • Patsy - 2011-10-13 09:20

    Possible ? yes proven again, people plz use fb as comms with friends and pics of stuff. No personal stuff ! No man, sick sick society !!

  • Psyborge616 - 2011-10-13 09:20

    That's why people should move to Google+

  • Margaux - 2011-10-13 09:21

    people like you should be removed from public, you heartless animal

  • Mzilikazi - 2011-10-13 09:21

    Surely there is nothing seriously wrong the poor kid did as to warrant such disgusting comments. Why can't we just focus on the culprit who is obviously sick and perhaps lunatic..

  • biskit - 2011-10-13 09:21

    @ Nawe - Racist of the worst order

  • Nick - 2011-10-13 09:22

    just give me the bastard for 5 minutes

  • johnnoh - 2011-10-13 09:23

    Well done to News24 on your editing skills! Use some sense here people or are you looking for some sensationalism to cover up your poor journalistic skills of late. Why did you have to allow the comment from Nawe to be posted? Free speech? I do not think so!!! Hate speech and sensatioanlism to get a reaction on another poorly written story.

  • Perfume - 2011-10-13 09:25

    News24 when are you deciding to upgrade the comments facility??????? Too early in the morning to be reading what the trolls are posting. Did the vile scum befriend her on Facebook, that needs to be checked. Once again condolences to her family and friends.

  • flummoxed - 2011-10-13 09:29

    Nawe, you're probably one of those sicko predators on FB

  • Barileng.Dile - 2011-10-13 09:30

    "Very sad story indeed and it's good to see the whole society standing together in its condemnation. But If I may divert, it's so sad that SA is still gripping with race issues because, believe it or not, had the perpetrator being black, so much racial slurs would be heard here. "Malema this, Zuma that, ANC-led govt this, Blacks that!" But now, all I read about is all condemning the act, the bastard, Not his race or background. Why can't we do the same for all crimes committed. Crime has no color, creed or social status. As n mens onbeskof is, hy bly onbeskof. Finish n klaar!"

  • Raeez - 2011-10-13 09:30

    Ek sal i vark soos die dood maak! Wens hy word hard gen*** in die tronk!!!

  • Sport Retweet - 2011-10-13 09:30

    This is too sad!

  • Stryder - 2011-10-13 09:30

    Her pics are not visible to people who are not here friends so does that mean the suspect was one of her facebook friends?

      Flee - 2011-10-13 09:34

      I have been wondering... Had she maybe "met" this guy on FB or Mxit... maybe struck up a conversation, and eventually he became obsessed? perhaps she shunned his advances and that is why he became violent?? I say look more into her friends, Maybe they do recognize him, ... Just thinking?

  • UrSunshine - 2011-10-13 09:31

    As a mother of a beautiful daughter, I stand speechless and I am so so sad. I really hope that her family will be able to come to terms with this horrific crime against them. My prayers are with you all today!!

  • rulinda.engel - 2011-10-13 09:31

    @nawe - you STUPID S***!

  • Kmay - 2011-10-13 09:31

    This is so sad, a woman has lost her child in the most brutal manner and the best that this idiot @nawe can do is insult a dead 17 year old girl. It must be hard to walk around with so much hate in you. Dude, you really need effing professional help...GTFO!

  • lorrenzo - 2011-10-13 09:32

    I think SA need to bring back Death penalty period!!!

  • Styles - 2011-10-13 09:32

    This is really bad news and i hope the family will find comfort for this tragic loss, may God help everyone who is racist as crime affects us irrespective of colour line.

  • - 2011-10-13 09:33

    My condolences to the family and friends of this young girl. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time! A life lost is tragic and more so when it is a young person.

  • Elizabeth - 2011-10-13 09:33

    Angels has no colour. Nawe Im praying for u, and hope this will never happen to someone close to you. To the De Waal Family, "God Knows Best" It was time for his ANGEL to come home. From a Proud Coloured

  • Neyven - 2011-10-13 09:34

    Is it true that the facts on the Walkerville killing of three people a couple of weeks ago is different from the police version?

  • Vincent - 2011-10-13 09:35

    @Nawe: You are a disgusting piece of racist trash. What this woman is experiencing is any parent's worst nightmare. To have your own beautiful child murdered and then burnt beyond recognition like garbage on a heap, it is beyond belief. Let this happen to someone you love and you will quickly sing a different song.

  • Hugh - 2011-10-13 09:37

    As heart wrenchingly sad this is from experience of operating a Female swimwear site using Female Editors I know that most aspiring models accept anyone and ask anyone to be their friends. Most do so without parental knowledge. They are so desperate to make it big in what they see as easy money that they throw common sense out the window. The number of perverts who visit the xen pages is huge. For every five accepted at least three are rejected because they do not have pictures of self , family even friends, mainly models in sexy poses. They have all female friends with a smattering of males. The former are not the usual profile of a genuine facebook persona. Now do not think this applies to males only. Today females are also to blame. We have a fair proportion of females sending our girls provocative pictures and in one or two cases video’s. Finally our editors delete dozens daily who ask inappropriate questions like, “May I have photos of you”. “Send me pictures of you feet only” etc.

  • kugan pillay - 2011-10-13 09:40

    How dare you ingnorant excuse of a human beinga and this goes to all those others who think the same....this is someones child we are talking about and a human conferences are now being prominant in SA for these types of crimes because the police have made a commitment to fighting crime, also if you recall (u Imbecile)they had a press conference abt the "face Book" are a disgrace to be called a human being and a sorry excuse for a South African!!!!..and BTW i am an Indian Souith African with no hang ups abt race "Love All Serve All"

  • Gail - 2011-10-13 09:40

    I believe News24 should shut this report's column responses down. Only a fraction of the story is known and people should wait for the Police press release to come in. I just hope that the suspect in custody is the right one.The reason, and I am thankful for it, that we must not bring back the death penalty is precisely because of all the hateful responses to Nawe who may or may not be a troll. Politicians ad yes even the dept of justice is also full of corruption and having a death penalty under those circumstances would be stupid. You could end up dead just for a traffic violation trumped up by a corrupt traffic policeman because you "resisted arrest" and slipped and hit your head.

  • Tshepos - 2011-10-13 09:42

    Now i understand that we will never be equal, I am just waiting to hear from DA, I know that they always have something to say, if the victim is white and nothing when the victim is black

  • Erica Southey - 2011-10-13 09:47

    Should Missing Children SA not post "Found deceased" until the body has been identified?

  • sarecen - 2011-10-13 09:52

    nawe is a good example of an ape

  • Lindie van Staden - 2011-10-13 09:53

    Suspook - maybe you belong with this killer of Louis inside jail (or better, lets burn the 2 of you together)...i quote you "the only reason my English is to such a high degree is beacuse a white man taught me how to read and write. Right before I robbed him and beat him to death with a brick...unlucky for you youre homies wont get you out on this one!! How stupid admitting to a crime on national FB, where even people of the Law can read...lets take this to the cleaners!!!!

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