Son 'killed mom, went drinking'

2012-06-19 11:00

Bloemfontein - A policeman has testified in court how a young man told him that he had murdered his mother and then went off to bars to get an alibi.

reported that Stefan Croucamp, 25, allegedly stabbed his mother Denise Seaward, 59, on 23 April 2010.

The following day he bought cleaning materials and petrol and after cleaning his mother’s room, he set her body on fire to destroy any evidence.

On Monday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and arson, saying he had initially “confessed” about the murder because he had nowhere to sleep and nothing to eat and wanted to go to prison.

But the investigating officer said that Croucamp last year had said he wanted to talk about how he murdered his mother and then gave details pertaining to the murder and his actions afterwards.

“He said this thing had been bothering him for some time and he wanted it to go away. The truth had to come out,” said Lieutenant Colonel Christo Naudé.  

Croucamp allegedly took his mother’s bank card after the murder and withdrew money with it, going drinking.

The case continues.

  • Rob - 2012-06-19 11:08

    White trash !

      Klippies - 2012-06-19 11:53

      Can't really say much more than that!

      Rob - 2012-06-19 12:21

      Yes. Dont get me wrong, I stand by my comment as I am an equal opportunity critic of criminals / race. BUT................... Strangely not ( as yet ) the normal criticisim of bringing race into it. One can only imagine if it was a black & I stated black trash. Just goes to show hey..........

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 12:36

      Rob, do you feel our minds are imprisoned by racism? Judging by your comment, do you feel a comment with "black" race in it is considered more racist (even if it's not) more than one with "white" race?

      zambezi.river - 2012-06-19 12:46

      And these people call us barbaric!

      Rob - 2012-06-19 12:53

      @ Mondi. Yes ! By both black & White. My point has been proven here today. Not one black or white criticised me for bringing race into it. Not even after 89 thumbs up !!!!!!!!!!!!

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 13:00

      @ Rob, & pity we will never know if the 89 thumbs are black (which will prove your point further) or white (which will indicate true South Africans who are neutral on crime, as you are). Sad reality to why there are thumbs down on my questions to you, baffled?

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 13:04

      Zambezi, cut the racism boet. Heal your heart so your mind can be free

      Rob - 2012-06-19 13:25

      @ Mondi....Fair call Mondi. I'm not neutral on crime or any misdeed however. I STRONGLY believe that race should be mentioned, both victim & perp. I dont for one moment think that mentioning race IS racist, it is just fact. To each his own though.

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 14:15

      Sorry Rob, when I said neutral I meant in a sense that you will lambast a criminal, black or white, in the same way? And yes, mere mention of race can not be construed to be racist, unless of course you are being such

  • Florence - 2012-06-19 11:09

    May her soul rest in peace... I hope the killer to live happily ever after and his life prosper until his end of life comes.

      gailcarolynhayes - 2012-06-19 15:41

      You are not serious surely! Perhaps you are not an English speaker and somehow garbled your message? Maybe you mean this sarcastially?

      Florence - 2012-06-19 18:01

      Sarcasm is exactly what it is English Speaker. I can express da comment better in portuguese language.

      Florence - 2012-06-19 18:02

      Sarcasm is exactly what it is English Speaker. I can express da comment better in portuguese language.

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  • monde.sibisi - 2012-06-19 11:16

    Bloody sick bastard

  • rethabile.rathabaneng - 2012-06-19 11:17

    he must be kept in jail for the rest of his life,hw do u kill some1 who carried u for 9months and went through pains to deliver u. nxa

  • Kobus Steyn - 2012-06-19 11:17

    Siek Blixem!!!

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-06-19 11:18

    Hope we're not gonna see people trying to make excuses on behalf of this low life excuse of a human being!!

  • Shelley - 2012-06-19 11:21

    What is happening to the youth of this country? Its not like the movies where people com eback from the dead. They dont say if he was on any form of drugs, i can only ASSUME he was, 'cos why would he kill his mother??

  • Martin - 2012-06-19 11:29

    burn him, i got a tyre and will sponsor the petrol...and il put it on him too, just gonna need a crowd to hurl insults and rocks

      Martin - 2012-06-19 12:06

      ok, lets give him a long wonderful life in jail, with 3 square meals a day, with friends to talk to, drugs, money, anything he can get through our corrupt correctional services....ok leave the mob out of it, il do it by myself lone vigilantism thats more modern. mob justice works, stop being a hippy, the reason the world is in the crap its in is because its now run by hippies and the church. give him his trial, if guilty, give him to the mob.

      Anita - 2012-06-19 12:10

      Kyle I think he confessed? While I also don't agree with "mob justice" I feel that if the justice system in this country were more effective and "just", people wouldnt feel this way

      Martin - 2012-06-19 12:23

      if the prescribed punishment fits the crime il go with it, right now, mob justice although brutal acts as a deterrant, just see how criminals run to the cops when residents are gonna dish it out. they run for their lives to police officers and a decade of jail and gang rape rather....only proves our system is too soft

      Martin - 2012-06-19 12:25

      put him in a cell with a guy on bath salts

  • Adrian Kerneels van Eeden - 2012-06-19 11:42

    hoop jy brand spek! dink 'n mens ken iemand dan draai hul so uit! ek hoop daai ouend in die tronk buig jou!

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-06-19 11:52

    sometimes I think animals are better than us human beings, we do some unthinkable things to one another. Imagine youwere in that bar drinking with this psycho.

      Sharon - 2012-07-02 20:10

      the scary part is it seems to be a world wide phenomonim

  • shengeboy - 2012-06-19 11:58

    thankGod we wont plame the anc,government or race for his actions#justsaying#

      merven.halo - 2012-06-19 12:01

      Maybe he must try the: - poverty or hungry card, it usually works, - the 'abused childhood' card, - the Apartheid card, - race card, - read the bible in context card or - the Satanism card. Lately every crime got some lame 'good' excuse to get a 2 - 5 year sentence instead of 20 years to death as he deserves.

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 12:47

      merven, are those the criminals' cards or yours? I'm yet to read an article with such. We all need to push our agendas huh?

  • mrp721 - 2012-06-19 11:58

    White rubbish, put him in a cell with the biggest and worst criminals and lose the key!!!!

  • SM1012 - 2012-06-19 12:20

    Another monster...maybe he will too blame!!!

      Mondli - 2012-06-19 12:51

      #yawn...trying to get fame on this platform I see? Don't be so desperate...

  • Fawzia - 2012-06-19 12:24

    Death penalty i am pleading, please . The murderers, rapists etc. are getting out of control. Govt get up a wake up call, time to amend the constitution , because it was complied by man , not God & not cast in stone. I say death penalty, because i would prescribe it for myself if i was guilty of such evil & horrendous actions. Have they not heard of "thou shalt not kill" & have these type of scum have no fear of God? Death penalty for justice.

      Rob - 2012-06-19 12:32

      Dead men " cant vote. "

      gift.rode - 2012-06-19 14:30

      Don't mention God with the government they are trying to get rid of christian holidays!

  • Nasiefa - 2012-06-19 12:36

    shame on you !!! SIES!!

  • jody.beggs - 2012-06-19 12:49


  • nketso.kgwadi - 2012-06-19 23:24

    If he did not confess they were gonna blame the ANC government and black people for the murder

      Sharon - 2012-07-02 20:11

      looks like you have already been trained

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