Wife of Ugie principal murdered

2012-06-10 16:42

Johannesburg - The wife of a school principal has been murdered at Ugie in the Eastern Cape, the SABC reported on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Ursula Roelofse told the broadcaster that at least two people broke into the couple's home in Plein Street and stabbed both Ugie primary school principal Christof Gouws, and his 62-year-old wife Helena.

The wife did not survive. Her husband was admitted to the Maclear hospital.

Nothing was stolen from the house.

The police dog unit was searching for the suspects.

  • Squeegee - 2012-06-10 16:54

    More savages. Eastern Cape again. - I could just cut and paste this as it happens daily.

  • Sagin - 2012-06-10 16:57

    senseless. Condolences to the family.

  • sikhulile.nkwelo - 2012-06-10 17:24

    such a quite small town nothern eastern cape...

  • sikhulile.nkwelo - 2012-06-10 17:26

    such a quite small town nothern eastern cape, playd a lot of Rugby thr... I wonder whats thr connection wth industrialisation taking place thr

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-06-10 17:32

    Another "botched robbery?"

  • Litha - 2012-06-10 17:37

    Never thought i'ld read about people I know on News24. They were good people

      janine.cronje - 2012-06-11 10:36

      Litha, I'm sure he is still a good person..

  • Nwakamma Obiora - 2012-06-10 17:43

    south africa need to pray hard all the evils are coming from them like hiv muther death everything

      Desiree - 2012-06-10 18:43

      My deepest simpathy to this family, we know what you are going through! What is happening to our land? Its is just getting worse everyday, but no one is doing anything about it! Why not?

  • roi.boss1 - 2012-06-10 17:44

    feel in love with the town when i drove there to mondi papers. I would settle there. Just unfortunate condolances to the family , i hope the muderers are found

  • siliziwem - 2012-06-10 17:48

    Mr Gouws was my principal for years

  • BulletProof - 2012-06-10 17:52

    Goverment, stop this senseless daily mass murder,PLEEEASE.

  • mamalo.majola - 2012-06-10 17:53

    This has gone out of hand.

  • smatole - 2012-06-10 18:06

    UNBELIEVABLE..It aches my heart sooo mch..I jst pray dat God will heal those dat are left behind

  • Poetique.Syv - 2012-06-10 18:19

    Mr Gouws was my principal, and a father to me.and his wife was a humble and down to earth lady.And Ugie was such a safe place,I suppose nothing is incorruptable. I pray the criminals are brought to justice and the Mr Gouws and his family and the Ugie highschool family remain strong during this time of tribulation.

  • WitWolf - 2012-06-10 18:25

    Thank you anc for doing absolutely NOTHING about violent crime....

  • Banele.Mtangayi - 2012-06-10 18:34

    On your loss I cry with your family\r\ni pray for your speedy recovery\r\nyou help shape most of us and we would like for you to see the fruits of your labour \r\nyou knew most of us on a personal level and you were always there to hold our hands and at this dark time we would like to try provide light ....\r\nWE LOVE YOU UNCLE CHRIS

  • gnjombile - 2012-06-10 18:37

    Kanti what did these people want if all they took was Tannie Linnie's life? My heart is breaking for Mnr Gouws and his family. What has happened to the small town Ugie?

  • zimvo.d.mbanga - 2012-06-10 18:45

    Now this is a case that has to be taken care of by Mob justice!.....may the bastards rot in Hell.

  • siwongiwe.tafane - 2012-06-10 18:46

    Tjo its sad bantu. Ugie out of all places,Mnr Gouws out of all people. Why them? Couldn't they have taken something that was replacable.SAD HEY

  • James - 2012-06-10 18:51

    So sad for such a small community

  • teboho.rashoalane - 2012-06-10 18:53

    Mr Gouws ws my principal 4 5yrz ths is sad and davestating tym to all of us who knw hm and hs wife,i am absalutly sad and gutted by the news.we realy is a cruel world

      Blixum - 2012-06-11 08:40

      If you loved him so much, why don't you go out there and find the criminals?

  • Pumeza.Rozani - 2012-06-10 18:56

    Such humble people!!! Ugie has lost one of its angels. Rest in peace tannie Linie! Your smile and kindness will forever shine in this cruel world of ours. Speedy recovery to you papa deepest condolences to you and your family! Your other family (Ugie high) is praying for you in this sad time. Strongs!!!

      Butitjie - 2012-06-10 21:32

      Iyandothusa lento yenzeka emakhaya e ugie mabazame bancendisane namapolisa zifunyanwe izingebengu sishiye abazalibethu bondwa pha

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-10 19:09

    Very sad,the agents at work again....

  • mesuli.mpeta - 2012-06-10 19:19

    Very sad and disturbing story,they didn't deserve such a tragedy. crime in our country is really getting out hand,the government must act or people will take matters into they own hands. R.I.P tannie,wishing Mnr Gouws a speedy recovery,such a wonderful,loving couple. a father to most of us and shaped ourselves to be better people in our societies.

      Blixum - 2012-06-11 08:40

      Why don't you go out there and find the criminals?

  • phindiwemn - 2012-06-10 19:27

    Still breaks my heart deeply, these are good people #teary.

  • ongama.goso - 2012-06-10 19:31

    deepest condolensces to th Gouws family. May tannie Linnies soul rest in peace.

  • louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-06-10 19:44

    Please make sure the dogs are not fed for a couple of days. When they track them down, pour some gravy over the f...s and collect the dogs a few hours later.

  • Bulelwa - 2012-06-10 19:49

    This is so sad

  • zimasazizinasiphi.funani - 2012-06-10 20:08

    Still don't get what these monsters wanted if Tannie Linnie's life was all they took,justice shall be served and my deepest condolences to Mnr Gouws and his family,he's a great man...he was my principal for 11 years

  • bvaku.ukavb - 2012-06-10 20:08

    What a terrible little country, led by useless fools. 20 years ago it was the defence force killing innocent civilians. The whole country doesn´t deserve to exist: I hope a tsumani wipes it off very soon!!!

  • ndimphiwe.luhabe - 2012-06-10 20:21

    yeeerrr i cnt blv this happend to ta Gouws.........

  • ntsiki.ngxameleni - 2012-06-10 20:22

    Tjo its breaks my heart.these are good humble people they don't deseve this,my mother was work 4 them many years,my deepest condolence to mr Gouws and family.Community please help the police 2 find those people they do this terreble thingS.Sad

      velisani.nododana - 2012-06-10 21:11

      Ja ne every1 deserve 2 live... Dis is so sad 2 da black people of Ugie

  • aphiwe.lilgenius1 - 2012-06-10 20:39

    My condolences to Gouws family i pray to God that the people who did this would rot in hell it is very painful about this incidents may mrs Gouws soul rest in peace

  • Chuma - 2012-06-10 20:45

    Wow! It's hard dealing with death, it's even worse when you've known the person, a very special woman that had adopted our school

  • teboho.rashoalane - 2012-06-10 20:49

    Wat a sad tym to the UHS,and Gouws family,y would any1 do ths to such gud pple,Mr Gouws a gr8 man fathr figure to all the students,hs wife ws a very nyc and sweet lady,my God b wit the family...

  • papama.ntlantsana - 2012-06-10 20:55

    Horrific! Where r we going 2 b safe if we cant in our own homes! Tannie may ur soul RIP, still remember when u came 2 teach us da bible @ sco! Mnr, Dirk, Kobus, Helena. U remain in our prayer.#teary#

  • Keneoe - 2012-06-10 20:57

    How could they do such a horrible thing ! They should have just asked for what they needed instead of taking a person's precious life.may her soul rest in peace

  • pumla.a.morwamoche - 2012-06-10 21:19

    My deepest condolences to the Gouws family ,may Mrs Gouws's soul RIP and I pray to God for those animals who killed her to be found and rot in jail because they don't deserve to leave with people!

  • Andre - 2012-06-10 21:25

    Bring back the gallows. It is the only way to limit these murders!

  • bantu.makalima - 2012-06-10 21:33

    We r deeply touched by the cruality of such ppl who dont appreciate deeds of these nature they hav opened wounds in our hurts that will neva heal. Its hurts deeply that we still livin wth such ppl arnd us bcz they belong in hell nt in ths world. They hv taken a mother from us a bread winner to sm kinds in the Ugie town somethn that would neva be reversed nor called mistake thr4 we plead to the police to take charge be4 we take law into our hands in such cases. My condolences to the Gouws family nd nd prayin that the almighty put strings on the condition of our father Mr D Gouws. We the product of UHS r suffering nd furming wth anger.

  • wally.williams.148 - 2012-06-10 21:35

    Why why why? The death penalty is not the cure, a change of heart definitely is! It is time for politicians to stop encouraging hatred and division; to stop reminding young ppl or should I say teach young ppl a one-sided part of our most repugnant past. I am not denying it existed, but we need our ppl to live in harmony and peace; to understand that there are differences in riches all over the world; to understand that we cannot take from others that which we did not earn; that no matter the history, we all worked to build this country to where it is today in one way or another; that all ppl's have done wrong to others; that we do not owe each other anything else but respect and loyalty. until our so-called leaders take up this challenge this will simply get worse. God be with his family, with this country, with its ppl.

  • Yonela.Mangisa - 2012-06-10 22:38

    i just don't get why people feel the need to do such

  • Snorara - 2012-06-10 23:12

    We are living and surviving in a multi-wounded society.hayi bandicamisile ke ababantu! \ Totally lost for words\

  • mary.kircher - 2012-06-11 01:41

    ny condolences to the family and, to all the past and present pupils - your testimonials say it all. I hope the people who did this are caught quickly.

  • Lukaas - 2012-06-11 02:57

    Heilige YAHWEH, Ontvang jou dogter, Helena Gouws in u koninkryk. Helena Gouws, liewe suster, jy vir ewig onthou word in die boek van herinneringe. Christof Gouws, liewe broer, Ons is saam met jou in gedagte en gebed!

  • Emmanuel - 2012-06-11 05:58

    Our houses are to be turned into prisons. The bill of these new "prisons" should be sent to our local Municipality.

  • nolwethu.jubase - 2012-06-11 08:57

    My condolences to the Gouws family. Mr Gouws hope you get better soon. You are in our prayers.

  • nolwethu.jubase - 2012-06-11 08:58

    My condolences to the Gouws family. Mr Gouws we all hope that you get better soon. You are in our prayers.

  • Lidy - 2012-06-11 08:59

    Very sad news, as a swap member I would like to express my deepest sympathy with the family, we must all stand together and stop this crime!

  • siwakhe.ndabambi - 2012-06-11 09:11

    Eish what happened Ugie year ago it was Mr Ndabeni nw Mrs Gouws,and no 1 arrested. My deepest sympathy to the Gouws Family as well as Sibabale s.s.s. May your soul RIP mevrou Gouws we will always mic u especially @ Sibabale

  • gailcarolynhayes - 2012-06-11 10:57

    It makes a change for anything that happens in the eastern cape to be published at all! Yes, perhaps Cele's shoot to kill in Gangsters Paradise Gauteng has caused the senseless killers to move south for a while.This sounds like a hit to me, someone was taking out someone in revenge for something. RIP to the victims and condolences to the friends and family. Hope they find who did it.