Man confesses to Cape Town woman's murder

2012-10-09 11:14

Cape Town - A man allegedly confessed to police that he killed a young Claremont woman, the Cape Argus reported on Tuesday.

Moegamat Armien Salie, who had worked on Anzunette du Plessis's roof, admitted to stabbing her several times and slitting her throat on Thursday.

Salie, 31, Warren van Rooyen, 28, and Dudley Boesak, 32, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday, where details of the killing emerged.

He apparently asked her to open the gate so he could inspect his work on her roof. He allegedly gained access to the house through the roof. Du Plessis hit him before he overpowered her.

The three were arrested when police driving on Racecourse Road in Lansdowne on Thursday afternoon spotted three men pushing a trolley, with a TV and three laptops inside.

According to the report, prosecutor Charlean Olivier-Manuel said the items and their clothing had blood spatters. The men would be back in court on Monday. A fourth person was still on the run.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-10-09 11:26

    Just hang them and be done with the rubbish.

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-09 11:32

      Which roofing agency employed this trash...boycott them!

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-09 11:36

      People must start taking responsibility for who they employ...too many workers that work on houses end up robbing the same houses. Construction is at its all time low, they hardly pay these idiots a good enough salary if any when the month end comes. They find them on the street corners.

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-09 12:16

      @Najanivea I lived in Saudi Arabia for 6 years and as you know this is a beheading, IN public. And do you know how many beheadings there were in those 6 years, hardly any, because people can see for themselves, if you take another life, this is what will happen to you. Sharia Law for sure when it gets to murder and rape!! Off with the dome!

      Janice - 2012-10-09 13:13

      Jonas, please tell me you are joking? In any case these things are NOT human!

  • darren.king.58118 - 2012-10-09 11:26

    …right, now that he has confessed…feed him to the sharks…done and dusted.

      darren.king.58118 - 2012-10-09 11:58

      It's fine to have junk food every now and then…but I hear you

      kustom.korner.5 - 2012-10-09 12:09

      hang them in public..better

  • riette.nothling - 2012-10-09 11:31

    They could have tied her up and robbed her, then at least her little girl wouldn't have to grow up without her mommy! And stabbed & slit her throat, that's massive overkill. Life in prison is to merciful for them, they deserve to be shot and left to die!

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-09 11:34

    A relief for the family, I would imagine, not having to go through a lengthy trial (hopefully), but cannot begin to imagine the depths of their pain.

  • piet.snot.77964 - 2012-10-09 11:36

    'An eye for and eye' - a life for a life. No question here from the anti death sentence brigade - their call ' maybe an innocent man was put to death' will not hold water - he has admitted to the crime. Watch out for the court case where he will claim police torture.

      piet.snot.77964 - 2012-10-09 12:01

      To the 'thums downer' - I would love to know your reasoning for disagreeing - it will have to be a good reason for me to accept.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-09 12:24

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      Janice - 2012-10-09 13:14

      From their balls!!!!

  • valerie.adams.750 - 2012-10-09 11:45

    Still shaken by this gruesome murder. They really should bring back the death penalty. Crime is out of control.

  • amanda.matthews.14811 - 2012-10-09 11:45

    I can't bear this - the viciousness of the attack and what for??? Can you imagine the terrible trauma for this little girl who now has no mommy.. You absolute filth for attacking a defenceless woman. May you rot in hell.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-09 11:48

      He is going to hell..........prison will sort him out; he will get aids and die......yeah.

  • André Lombard - 2012-10-09 11:47

    His defence will be that he was high on meth-amphetamine and therefore not liable for his actions.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-10-09 11:50

    Blerrie tikkoppe!

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-09 12:04

      Couldn't have said it better myself !

  • christian.erasmus - 2012-10-09 11:56

    now he has a roof over his head and!

  • lydonmcg - 2012-10-09 12:00

    Did they honestly think that pushing a trolley laden with stolen goods through the road wouldn't look suspicious? Fools.

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  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-09 12:05

    Bloody savages. Lock them up and throw away the key.

  • claudine.griffiths1 - 2012-10-09 12:06

    can someone please tell me which roofing company this guy worked for or owned?

  • kustom.korner.5 - 2012-10-09 12:09

    Hang the lot of them in public..

  • AKCoulson - 2012-10-09 12:11

    they should be stoned to death in public, as the do in certain countries!

  • madelaine.palframan - 2012-10-09 12:14

    Watch this spce, they will get off on a technicality or something stupid. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALITY!!!!! ENOUGH ISD ENOUGH!!!!!

  • simon.selahla - 2012-10-09 12:20

    That man must go and rot in jail.

  • Vic - 2012-10-09 12:23

    Dump them in Shark infested area in the sea.

  • james.hurley.1401 - 2012-10-09 12:35

    To whoever sourced the pic for this post -t hat is an incredibly tasteless and offensive stock photo to use, a bloodied knife. How do you think the family would feel to see that? Show some respect

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-09 13:52

      I absolutely agree! Tasteless! But thats News24 for you half the time!

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-09 12:46

    I Imagine the ANC Western Cape will want to employ them , given their new credentials !They should fit in well.

  • carodewaal - 2012-10-09 13:03

    I agree with christopher.shining. We should be looking at who this company is who employed these people! I have heard time and time again that builders hire 'casual' labour off the streets and then the clients get robbed. But what do they do? Nothing, just shrug. It makes me MAD. What now for her 2 year old and her family?

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-10-09 13:03

    It is high time that a referendum is held on the debate of the death penalty. It's my bet that there will be an overwhelming YES vote. For me, human rights in a case like this does not even feature. This filthy excuse for a human being had no regard for the victim's human rights, the most fundamental right, the right to life.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-09 13:22

    He confesses cause its nice going to jail better than being on the streets free food, free tv, free workouts, read books, study, free if we had the death penalty that would be a different story its too easy to commit murder in this country!!!

  • abiel.lesikara - 2012-10-09 16:56

    Stone them and they must feel the pain.we dont need them in our society.

  • ilze.mulder.7 - 2012-10-09 23:10

    What is the world coming to? I agree in a country with strict laws such as the Middle East monsters with savage brutal insane behaviours are minimised and dealt with accordingly regardless of race, sex, age etc. This is not a racial issue sick beings are found everywhere - jail is an easy option in our country it's leading to Armageddon!

  • ilze.mulder.7 - 2012-10-09 23:17

    I have commented earlier but forgot to thank the police who caught these savage murderers.

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