Rawsonville reels after elderly woman’s farm murder

2014-12-02 13:41
Anthea du Preez (Supplied)

Anthea du Preez (Supplied)

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Cape Town - The small town of Rawsonville in the Boland is reeling after the murder of a well-known elderly woman on a farm in the area.

The body of Anthea du Preez, 64, was found in her home on Monday at about 06:30. Agri-Weskaap’s Jeanne Boshoff told News24 they were still gathering information on the incident.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk confirmed to News24 that police had opened a case of murder. Police and forensic experts are still on the scene.

No arrests have yet been made though, said Van Wyk.

Du Preez was the wife of farmer Hennie du Preez. The estate had been in the Du Preez family since 1926.

The DA’s Rawsonville councillor Sammy Goedeman said Du Preez was “a very good woman” and “truly a people’s person”.

Her son-in-law Peter Basson told Die Burger he could not comment on Du Preez's murder and would only say that she was a "wonderful" woman.

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