Middelburg mom found dead in a ditch

2012-05-31 19:59

Johannesburg - A Middelburg audiologist was found dead in a ditch in Verena, near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, police said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the body of 33-year-old Igna Nortje was found on Wednesday at about 19:00, near her abandoned car.

"The woman was found with stab wounds to her throat and a toy gun was found next to her body."

He said the woman's husband Riaan reported her missing earlier on Wednesday.

"The husband reported her missing in Middelburg when he could not get hold of her on Wednesday."

Hlathi said the husband phoned close friends as well as the places she intended visiting on Wednesday, but no one had seen her.

While searching for clues at the couple's home in Middelburg, police found that only a gas gun was missing from an open safe. "Only the gas gun was gone, while there were other, real guns in the safe."

He said police were investigating. The couple had a 8-year-old girl, Mia, the Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday.

Nortje worked as an audiologist in Middelburg.

  • George - 2012-05-31 20:10

    Another senseless atrocity. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY NOW.

      Manesh Supal - 2012-05-31 21:11

      where does that come in?

      Benn - 2012-06-01 07:19

      If you speak the truth here, your comments are removed. But resist the intimidation

  • Manesh Supal - 2012-05-31 21:18

    kom nou Adriaan. se die regte storie

  • Steve - 2012-05-31 21:39


  • Denise - 2012-06-01 02:04

    Contrary to the translation by News24 - The Beeld reported a 33 year old woman from Middelburg was stabbed to death after she was kidnapped by 'ROBBERS' who used her bank card to withdrew money from her bank account three times during the day, twice in Middelburg and once at the Blinkwater Mall. She was found dead with numerous stab wounds mostly on her throat. Her body was found NEAR THE TOWNSHIPS 40m FROM HER CAR... Notice how the newspaper downplayed the crime by calling the murderers “Robbers”.

      winston.mullany - 2012-06-01 07:57

      I think News24's reporting is seriously starting to go for a ball of s&$%

  • Jack - 2012-06-01 07:10

    As usual, Dark green cowards

  • cindykatzen - 2012-06-01 07:39

    sad, sad,sad what is happen to the country

  • johan.landman - 2012-06-01 07:56

    Actually People that I know...such good people....I feel so sorry for Riaan and his little daughter....

  • Emmanuel - 2012-06-01 09:36

    And yet AGAIN we all (myself included type comments, talk to our friends and neighbors about it, cry, feel sad, BUT DON'T DO ANYTHING. PLEASE people lets do something. I'll start by following a true LEADER.

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