Robbers tie elderly woman to trousseau chest

2012-10-08 09:14

Pretoria - Shocked neighbours on Sunday gathered outside the house of an elderly Klerksdorp woman who was brutally murdered by robbers who tied to her trousseau chest.

The robbers also killed her gardener.

Police said gardener Gert Marks was believed to have been killed first by robbers who got keys to the house in the wealthy neighbourhood where Elize Louw, 95, lived, reported Beeld.

One of Louw’s neighbours said she had been a respected woman who had lived alone at the house after the death of her husband 13 years ago. They had no children.

Louw and Marks were believed to have been strangled or suffocated.

Quintin Goslin from QuickCare24/7 said: “You can clearly see the old lady tried to fight back and there was a struggle in the house.”

Police were called to the house after a friend became worried when Louw didn’t answer her phone.

A police spokesperson said money, jewellery and clothing were missing from the house.

  • alex.vorster1 - 2012-10-08 09:28


  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-08 09:30

    rest in eternal peace. please bring back the death penalty :-(

  • tshegorapoo - 2012-10-08 09:30

    Bloody bastards!!! Who hurts a 95 year old? May their souls rest in peace :(

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-10-08 10:14

      "Who hurts a 95 year old?" Only a bunch of tsotsi cowards!

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-08 09:34

    How disgusting. What a bunch of flipping cowards to do this to such an old lady (and even do to it to the gardener). I hope they are found by the mob!

  • twist.cas - 2012-10-08 09:35

    Another senseless murder by foreigners. Am not zenophobic but taking into consideration of recent robberis and murder, one cannot rule out foreigners involvement in this one.

      UncleShep - 2012-10-08 10:39

      brace yaself for the painful truth..........

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2012-10-08 09:43

    How brave. It probably took only 2 or 3 men to murder a 96 year old women. Your family must be so very proud of you. What kind of a being thinks nothing of murdering a 96 year old?? May her spirit or whatever else that will cause you huge discomfort, haunt you till your dying day. You deserve no peace and definitely no mercy.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-08 09:55

      What type of 'being' indeed. Food for thought.

  • gail.rieck.9 - 2012-10-08 09:44

    And so the "brave young lions" are at it again. Murdering and raping old people (soft targets)Try attacking someone your age and on one!!! These "things" are cowards!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-08 09:47

    When you have a spineless piece of rubbish in charge of the country, criminals will act with impunity. Rest in Peace you two :-(

  • philas.ntuli - 2012-10-08 09:48

    Jobless Zimbabweans... Something needs to be done.

      UncleShep - 2012-10-08 11:10

      you kidding me boet?.....

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-08 18:44

      Time will tell ....

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-08 09:56

    Just another day in South Africa where the scum of the earth rule while the President and his cronies fill their coffers with your money.

  • mack.myburgh - 2012-10-08 09:56


  • arno.walt - 2012-10-08 09:59

    Three articles about crime in one morning on news24, two where the people fought back and won and here where someone was murdered. SA has become a wild west.

  • sesom - 2012-10-08 10:05

    If the police catch these bastards,,,there must be No going to jail...HANG THEM..Enough is enough...J.Z.WAKE UP...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-08 10:17

      JZ is wide awake, working as usual on self enrichment. The real problem is he doesn't care (because crime is 'everywhere'), and even if he did care, he wouldn't know what to do about it anyway. And here's the really bad news - we can look forward to much of the same attitude for many years to come.

  • willem.louw1 - 2012-10-08 10:07

    We do not want these F#CKING cowards arrested, we want them DEAD!!! I think they see themselves as really manly and heroic, because they were able to attack an elderly woman and her not so young gardener. For a long time everybody had been treading on eggs with regards to these tipe of dispicable attacks, but it is time to say it out LOUD!!. We are not interested in their arrest, we want to see them killed and forever removed from this beautiful country of ours. If the government cannot remove them, the time has come for ordinary South Africans to remove them ourselves.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-08 10:20

      I second that. I normally would not agree, but we've been tolerant enough waiting for things to improve. Nothing has improved and it's getting worse. The only option is to eliminate the Vermin.

  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-08 11:51

    NB: Don't be surprised if this leads to another "Wit Wolf" incident !!!

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-10-09 07:37

    COWARDS - lets wait and see what age these COWARDS are. Anyone under 18yrs charge the parents along with them. Neighbourhood watches should be set up and the use of cameras and lets catch this SCUM COWARDS on camera then put them on ALL FRONTPAGE newspapers and TV along with their parents. We all need to be pro-active to stop this slaughter.

  • corlieels.mynhardt - 2013-01-02 00:11

    Murderers are murderers, why do you call them robbers? Once you killed someone aren't you a murderer?

  • verlyn.troskie - 2013-01-02 09:16

    News 24 obviously has no Editor. A person that kills another person is a murderer. Stop referring to them as robbers. You are trivialising the crime and misleading the public.

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