Missing KZN woman's body found

2012-03-09 22:01

Johannesburg - An elderly woman who was abducted from Jozini, in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, was found dead in Ubombo on Friday, police said.

Riet Vuyk, 66, had been missing since her Toyota Hilux was found overturned near Hluhluwe on Monday, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

"On Wednesday, investigations led police to a 23-year-old man who had allegedly been seen driving the bakkie when it overturned," he said.

The man was arrested.

He gave the police details of where Vuyk's body could be found.

A search, by a number of police units, led to the discovery of the body near a cliff in Ubombo.

Two more men had been arrested and all three were expected to appear in the Ubombo Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of robbery, kidnapping and murder.

  • Marion - 2012-03-09 23:01

    RIP Reita.

  • Laura De La Mare - 2012-03-09 23:44

    Another senseless murder.... Blessings to her family.

  • sunflower.hay - 2012-03-10 00:20

    This is terrible news! Poor Riet didn't deserve this. The gentlest soul to meet. She dedicated the last 8 years to serving the orphans in the Ubombo district and prayed with prisoners in the prisons on Sundays. she served many people in ways we will never know and touched the lives of those children she cared for. what a terrible end to a loving soul. Your presence will be sorely missed. @News24, she was taken from her home below Mangwanana mission in the Ubombo district, not Jozini. It was Jozini police who were investigating.

  • sunflower.hay - 2012-03-10 00:53

    PS she is a national of Netherlands, international news!

  • Sharon - 2012-03-10 05:41

    She dedicated her life to helping people and this was her "reward"? Condolences to the family.

  • dooskop - 2012-03-10 07:32

    r.i.p. just cat get my head around these senseles killings... what is their aim!!!!! are they never going to learn the CORRECT culture .. i c no future..what a shame for our BELOVED COUNTRY!!!!!!

      Cate - 2012-03-10 09:44

      It is no one's "culture" to do murder. That is not "culture". Evil things sometimes happen to very good people. That does NOT mean good people should now stop doing what is good. Those who believe in goodness mourn, yet again, the death of a good person, struck down by evil. And THEN, with courage, they will continue the struggle against what is evil. This is the "culture" that belongs to the WHOLE human race, that human beings will build together, throughout human history, till the end of time.

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