Man murdered in front of daughter

2012-12-09 20:57

Johannesburg - A man was stabbed to death in front of his daughter in Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage, police said on Sunday.

Johannes Mlanyavi, 56, was walking with his 21-year-old daughter near the airfield between Kwanobuhle and Uitenhage when two men approached them at 10:30 on Saturday.

"They threatened them with a knife and demanded money and their cellphones," said Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"Mlanyavi gave his wallet containing R200 and as he was about to give his cellphone, the one suspect started to stab and assault him," she said.

The men took Mlanyavi's daughter's cellphone, then ran away.

Mlanyavi, who was stabbed in the head, arm and chest, collapsed and died, said Naidu.

Meanwhile, police in Uitenhage were looking for two men who robbed a family of, among other things, Kruger Rand coins, old South African currency, jewellery, and laptops worth R537 000 on Friday afternoon.

Naidu said the men forced their way into a house in Fairbridge when a woman answered their knock on the door. They held the family at gunpoint.

"The family was ordered to lie on the floor while they ransacked the house," she said.

The men stole Kruger Rand coins valued at R500 000, old South African currency totalling R30 000, jewellery, laptops and other household items.

"Police are appealing to the public not to buy these items because if they are caught with them they will be charged for receiving and buying stolen items," she said.

  • avremel.niselow - 2012-12-09 21:13

    Truly disgusting! Where's a good mob when you need them?

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-12-10 05:36

      They will be found. One of our workers was raped and killed. It took the community only two days to unearth the perpetrators. I am surprised they are still alive. Kwanobuhle is not Khayelitsha.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-09 21:30

    Probably an inside job? when they r caught~ maybe a jail term? wat happened 2 an eye 4 an eye? put them 2sleep!

  • tobie.vangreunen - 2012-12-09 22:15

    Shoot on sight

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-12-09 22:17

    Another normal day in the republic of south Africa, murder and rape has become a normal crime in our societies. My heartfelt condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased.

      mathilda.williams.1 - 2012-12-10 01:37

      It just never ends, no one is safe, anywhere. Why why why did they have to kill the man if he was giving them all they asked for? I feel very sorry for his daughter and family. What a messed up place, what a messed up life.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-10 11:50

      @Mathilda...the savage beasts know there's no noose waiting for them (if they ever get caught) they know the worst that can happen is free board lodging in prison...sadly that's the reality....

  • tobie.vangreunen - 2012-12-09 22:21

    You know this government has failed us in all aspects of its purpose, no matter what your skin colour is in SA you cannot live with what they have been elected for, they steal our money, don't stand by their election promises and run this country down because they are only in it for themselves, we need to hold who is in power responsible for what is happening to this great country and take the right action to prevent our destruction as south africans

  • polya314 - 2012-12-09 22:40

    Totally average day in sunniest SA. What? They didn't pour boiling water down his throat too? Amateurs.

      liam.doherty.334 - 2012-12-09 23:47

      You need your head read. Sick bast**d

      digger.dighead - 2012-12-10 01:20

      I get what you are saying least these guys just stole things and had enough decency not to harm them. That’s the level we as SA's are at present, just grateful if we are robbed and not tortured, raped and murdered. (Like this poor man just walking with his daughter). In other parts of the world being robbed would be a big thing.

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-10 05:30

      Wow! I see you are more worried about the guy that got robbed than the one that got murdered.

      polya314 - 2012-12-10 08:31

      Actually I was referring to the father who was murdered: they should have poured boiling water down his throat first then stabbed him. That would be the South African way.

  • vernon12345 - 2012-12-10 00:56

    Really it's high time the death penalty came back

      tuscartau.tau - 2012-12-10 09:00

      My point exactly Vernon

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-10 04:25

    Catch them, find them guilty and ....cripple them. I don't hear of too many cripples comitting crimes they can't 'run' away from. Here endeth a lesson.

  • Stella.Eilers.Barnard - 2012-12-10 06:22

    Nobody is save in this bloody land of criminals....maybe we should join them...time for SA to unite against farmmurders, corruption, rape ect....get rid of the poor excuse for a government...and choose new leaders who stands for all southafricans...

  • Norman Munjanja Moyo - 2012-12-10 07:04

    until how many innocent souls have been lost wld we realise that death penalty is the only way to do away with these social misfits?the so called HRC has failed us.

  • linda.horsfield.77 - 2012-12-10 10:31

    My condolonces to the daughter who must be totally traumatised watching her father be murdered - for R200 and a cellphone! It is time that the cell companies are charged as accomplices in these murders - because they are capable of totally deactivating the handsets when stolen - but dont do so because then they would lose the income that they get from these stolen phones being used with new pay as you go sim cards./

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-10 11:41

      You make a good point...but to charge them as accomplices..I don't know...

  • witness.sombhane - 2012-12-10 14:07

    Sad indeed death penalty is the only solution...these people are evil...nobody can enjoy life when u are living in fear...pathetic.

  • Josephine Medupe - 2013-11-08 09:41


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