Man held for killing girlfriend in Knysna

2012-09-04 16:02

George - A man has been arrested for murder after the body of his girlfriend was found in their house in Nekkies, Knysna, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

"On Sunday evening... the suspect had an argument with his 20-year-old girlfriend, Wioneda Stroebel, during which he allegedly hit her with a hammer on her head," said Captain Bernadine Steyn.

"Shortly after the incident, the couple went to sleep and when the suspect tried to wake her up yesterday [Monday] morning at approximately 03:15, she already had passed away."

The man contacted Stroebel's parents and told them what happened. They called police, who arrested the man soon afterwards at the scene.

He was expected to appear in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

  • natasha.kawimbe - 2012-09-04 16:11

    A hammer??? On a woman??? That is inhumane... my goodness. Sad part is the justice system in this country is disgusting, chances are, Thursday morning this guy will be out on bail, his trail will start in November.. and March 2014 the case will be thrown out due to lack of evidence, or something ridiculous like that.

      mfrater - 2012-09-04 16:25

      They went to sleep in the same bed after he hit her in the head with a hammer? Very, very unlikely story. If she was still alive after being hit surely she would have gone to hospital! More like she died and he put her in the bed and made this ridiculous story up in a panic state.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-04 17:25

      Agreed MWF!

  • richard.turner.7792052 - 2012-09-04 16:50

    He's up on tik and down for murder

  • johandebeer - 2012-09-04 17:22


      geswine.matroos.3 - 2012-09-04 17:25

      Klippies and coke

  • Kusta Booi - 2012-09-04 18:02

    dis z terreble indeed, hammer ??? oh no dis man derseve to b burned

  • - 2012-09-04 18:06

    The fella is not a man because REAL men do not do two things he did (1) hit their woman or any other with their hands or hammer and (2)kill a friend, especially their girlfriend. I have lived in the veld, even skunks have a good relationship with their 'ladies'.

  • mokhethi.mphanya - 2012-09-04 18:06

    Very sad. How can u say u love someone

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-04 20:52

      People are not always with someone because they love them Mokheti. Sad as it is. Someone people would rather be with someone wrong than to be alone..etc

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-04 19:08

    I bet it was a farm killing.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-04 20:53

      And how much are you betting

  • bongani.mahlangu.923724 - 2012-09-05 01:53

    How can u kill someone u love. This bastard must get a lesson

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-09-05 10:07

    You know what, a person like this doesn't deserve love at all... NEVER EVER!! a person that hits a woman, should be hit back 7 million times more!!!

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